I am suffering lower back pain since last 6 years,

Patient : I am suffering lower back pain since last 6 years, pain was radiating thru legs, dr. found disc bulge at lumbar joints & advised me many life-style changes and few daily exercises. i was not able to follow that exercises after few months due to hectic work life. but the lower back pain controlled and leg & butt pain getting worse like i m not able to walk or stand more time. now is there possibility to ruin & recover from this pains if i adhere to strict discipline what dr advised 6 yrs earlier. my age is 37. (people advising me about surgery which i want to avoid)
Symptoms:  Back pain & leg pain
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