Back pain for years

Having back pain for more than 4 years and difficulty in bending down and sitting . Sometimes becoz of back pain I'm facing breathing problem. I did MRI scan they said disk bulgy is happened in L4 so you need to do surgery. But very scared of surgery please suggest any treatment or opinions.
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Dr. Karthic Babu Natarajan
17 yrs. of exp | Chennai | Spine and Pain Specialist
Hi. I understand you a disc bulge in your back causing back pain. Usually this may cause pain in your back and it may radiate down the leg (sciatica). Now most patients can be successfully taken care of with transforaminal nerve root injections. In severe cases, spine surgery is advised. If you are scared of surgery, take a second opinion with a pain physician. Good luck.
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