It would be useful for you to ask the specialist to explain the findings of the MRI
and how they can account for your symptoms. I assume your symptoms must be affecting your quality of life for you to seek advice. Surgery would be a last resort in most cases so your questions could focus on conservative treatment. This may involve pain-killers, physiotherapy
and possibly injections. You need to know the risks involved with each form of treatment and the likelihood of success. It is always important that the benefits of any treatment outweigh the risks.
I hope this helps you.
Dr K A Pottinger,