Pain destroys the enjoyment of life. Those who suffer from serious back pain especially understand it. I had a slipped disc myself and know how insufferable it can be. But I also know how fast the pain can go away after the acute phase of 6 weeks with certain training. In most cases specific strength training for your core muscles and the stabilisation of the tissue around your spine is more successful than surgery. With the right training you can be strong again under your own power.