Hello! Welcome to HCM!
I have studied your case.
You may need to do MRI spine again with contrast to see for nerve compression.
If your new MRI shows disc bulge with nerve compression then surgery may help.
Due to compression of this nerve root
there is tingling
numbness in your leg and pain associated with it.
For these symptoms analgesic
and neurotropic medication can be started.
Till time, avoid lifting weights, sit with support to back. You can consult physiotherapist for help.Physiotherapy
and TENS therapy will help.
Yes your symptoms may increase with age and instability with associated nerve compresssion.
Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi, Orthopaedic Surgeon