Hi. I'm sorry you are feeling so much pain
If it were me (and I have been in the same situation as you with comparable diagnoses), I would do my best to guide the ortho. surgeon to refer to a PM (Pain Management) doc.
I state that, though, without knowing how your films appear to a medical specialist, which I'm not. Mild may not "read" like a huge deal, but the effects are felt differently or person-centered; we're each unique.
The ortho. surgeon will assess based not only on your radiographic imaging, but also on your history and symptoms, and other assessment tests.
If you do see a PM doc, please, please keep this in mind: It is not in your best interest for any doc. to perform procedures without the use of a C-Arm or live-guided x-ray. No way, no how would I sign off on such. In this day and age, there is no justification for a doc not having the equipment that allows for a targetted approach toward treatment.