Hi there. I want to know why the doctors say that the surgery should be the last reserve? If you have a breast cancer is stage 1 you remove it ASAP. If you have have pneumonia u treat it ASAP. Why would you want to wait u too last minute to fix a a a k with surgery. Lets say in my case: bulging l5s1 at age of 23. Wouldn't it make more sense to treat is surgically while I'm still young rather than waiting until it completely degenerates and ruptures completely when I am older and possibly have more issues with health? I mean I think I need not only treat pain but also kinda fix the disk, right? If you can. Please provide your opinion and expertise!!