Thank you for contacting Healthcare magic.
First of all, I wish to reassure you that your pain would reduce with treatment and you won't have to live with pain.
Following measures would be helpful:
1. Physiotherapy- back extension exercises, pain relief measures such as IFT/Ultrasound/traction, etc. I have seen many people get well with them.
2. Avoid forward bending and lifting heavy weights.
3. I would agree with you that repeat surgery may not work, and hence you should not go for it at this stage. Also, second surgery is technically more difficult.
4. Some people get relief with neuropathic pain
medications, such as pregabalin
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad