Did you try the 1-2 week bed rest with fasting and exercises before you went down the surgical route?
Not exactly. But I tried methods with very little success. Never really got much relief. Also practiced martial arts for 10 years which took care of most of the symptoms due to my above average conditioning. I don't know of any known natural approach that actually works 100%.
Almost 2 months after operation I feel very good. Some pain occasionally. But I expected a long recovery and this is great so far. Feel 100%. Hope it stays fixed. I will soon start exercising.
Just make sure you have a good doctor. I'm in the LA area and if anyone is looking for a good doctor I will recommend this doctor. I didn't have to sigh my rights away to get operated on.