I have been suffering from lower back pain for 25 plus years. I have tried everything under the sun except surgery. I am so tired of being in pain. I was diagnosed years ago with degenerative disc disease and have been living with it. However, over the past year I have been in severe pain where whenever I stand up it's like( the weight of body and I am not heavy), my spine can't hold it up. I get this stabbing crushing pain every time I stand or walk. I just want to enjoy like and keep up with my son and do the things I want to do. Any suggestions.??? surgery?