This study looked at a group of patients who had severe low back pain and indications of a pinched nerve affecting their muscle strength and skin sensation. They would have qualified for surgery according to the criteria of most hospitals.
Yet instead they went through a program of rehab exercise and in less than 5 visits all of them experienced a significant reduction of pain and a significant improvement in quality of life.
Here’s a program of low back exercises that’s worked for many of my patients.
Don’t give up on yourself.