Having just had an MRI and learning that I have the above diagnosis, I am scared. I am 48. I have overcome a lot in life with other health issues but I am saddened to read up on this diagnosis. Is surgery the only option? I read there are laser options? I can survive without surgery right now but night times are horrible, I can't sit up or move left or right when I lay down. My ankles do hurt a lot from time to time and calves but it has been good lately. Is surgery something I should hold off on and not get treatment until I am worse? Should I just deal with it for now.