Analgesic is not a long-term treatment. Pool therapy can relieve the pain. I prefer surgery. I had my first spinal surgery at 20, my second and third at 21. Sure, the procedures hurt. But the pain I endured before the surgery was extremely horrible. I had permanent damage and I even could not lay flat without great pain. Thanks to the surgeries, I get rid of the pain. And now, ten years later, I work happily in a physically demanding job.