Re: No surgery? worsening symptoms.....
If you've tried all non-surgical therapies and nothing's working, then I would be finding another Dr.
When dealing with your spine, your health, you are the one whose got to be the advocate for yourself. Getting a second, even a third opinion is a good idea. This Dr. maybe called "the best", but it doesn't mean that he's the best for you.
You do have bulges, herniations and nerve compressions, thats would explain the pain that your in. Listen to your body, you know it better than anyone else and if somethings not right and your Dr. is not listening to you, please find another one. No one deserves to be in continued pain and no one listening.
Take care, come back and let us know how your doing, and what you find out.