I am not a professional, keep that in mind. It is my take that when an MRI
states "Mild" or even "moderate" narrowing of the canal, it is best not to look for a surgical solution. Leesa may have a different take.
From everything I have learned on NT. Those words are the ones to look for. If the MRI said SEVERE, then you got some issues. Ask your doctor what he wants you to do. If surgery is recommended, for sure seek second and even a third opinion. I so hope you don't have to go for any kind of surgery at all at this point. ginnie