Hi there ~
I understand your concerns. It is hard to deal with the pain from disc problems especially annular tear in the disc if it is impinging on any nerve
roots. I wonder if you have undergone physiotherapy
and if it has been recommended. I suggest that you consult a good neurosurgeon to determine if you will do well with medications or the therapy is necessary. Sometimes, the frustration and depression
can add to the back pain
, and I wonder if you also need to see a psychiatrist
I hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!