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5 Years back it was a minor disc bulge, but now after % years it may have progressed to an extent where this disc bulge is compressing exiting nerve
roots, which may be the cause for the pain.
So, more important is to get a fresh MRI
done, & if it shows diffuse disc bulge which compressing exing nerce roots, Surgical intervention (Micro or endoscopic discectomy
) is the preffered treatment. If Disc bulge is not much, You can try PHysiotherapy
(esp. lumbar traction & IFT).