Thank you for posting your query.
Lower back pain
is not an indication for surgery. However, if a person has leg pain, or pain radiating from low back to legs, or if the leg pain increases on walking (claudication pain); then, surgery may be required. These are also the indications for doing MRI
of lumbar spine
in your case.
As of now, the treatment would be with medications and physiotherapy
Please discuss these with your doctor.
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist