I can relate. I am 25 and I've had one surgery and my second is on Friday. Before having my first surgery I tried all non surgical procedures. I did physiotherapy, injections, accupuncture, rehab, weight loss (there wasn't much to loose but anything extra is extra weight that hurts your back and body). The best thing that I can think of is finding a way that will stregthen your core muscles. This will help compensate for any back problems that you may have. It may not be a cure but it will help. Swimming is great for cardio and pilates is is excellent for your core. There are also some simple exercises that you can do at home, search the web and you'll find a lot. The key is to stick with it for life. It's not something you want to acheive, it's something you want to acheive and maintain.
If you haven't tried physiotherapy, I would give it a try. Also, accupuncture is good. Again it's not a cure but it can provide relief.
I hope this may have helped you. Take care and good luck. Keep me posted. Beachgirl.