Hello Jay and welcome to HCM
You are suffering from PIVD. Precautions are the best treatment to get rid from the disease. Else you will get worsen pain. You have to take care of your spine. The best treatment can be planned under the guidance of a spine surgeon
. So that he/she can decide when to go for the surgery. The precautions you have to follow strictly are:
1. Alternate hot and cold
2. Use hard bed to sleep, avoid pillow.
3. Do not massage
it, only apply anti-inflammatory gel gently to reduce pain.
4. Do regular physiotherapy
and exercise by consulting you physiotherapist.
5. Avoid all long term sitting, standing and driving.
6. Avoid jerky movements of back.
7. Wear LS belt while walking, driving or gardening.
Hope this will help you.