I have noted the MRI
If the pain is still persisting despite physiotherapy
, you can visit your neurologist
and get evaluated. This is especially to look for the signs of nerve root compression
that is is being described in MRI. If there are no clinical signs of nerve root compression, i feel that you can still continue conservative treatment with medicines like Gabapentine, pregabaline. Surgery should not be done for pain alone. But if all conservative treatment fails you may opt for surgical management. This is nothing serious. There are options available to deal the problem.
Just don't worry and get reevaluated as i discussed