Lumbar radiculopathy: is it a life long problem, will pain come abc go, or will it get better? Is it safe to lift things? Any info I should know?

So. Lumbar radiculopathy at your age, is likely associated to herniated disc. Typically these will have episodes of exacerbation and times of relief. Keeping a strong core may help. Traction also. Learn how to correctly lift objects. ( with knees instead of back) if persistent, consider MRI because sometimes surgery is needed, or localized blocks by pain management.