Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.
Surgical intervention is necessary in the following situations only
* When there is no response with conservative management even after 3-4 months
* When there are severe radicular pains in the entire leg in the form of tingling
* When there is severe cord compression leading to "Neurogenic claudication" which leads to heaviness in the leg and inability to walk for a short distances.
I dont think surgery is needed for you. Follow the below mentioned guidelines -
* Avoid excessive forward bending
* Avoid lifting heavy weights
* Sleep on a flat surface
for back muscles
* Ocassional analgesic/muscle relaxants
Hope this helps