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A bit of advise please

Hello, I recently had a MRI scan which I paid for myself due to head aches and back pain, (groupon deal) the only things I did prior to this MRI was see a chiropractor, pain killers even though I have on 4 occasions been on my back unable to walk for 3-4 days.
The reason I did not see a doctor is because, I am self employed and was planning to get a income protection insurance and they will not touch you if you have had back pain, the pain has been gradually becoming more persistent and painful so that idea has now passed and I just want it sorting.

I got the results and the main thing of concern was my back,

From the report
Large posterior disc prolapse at L3-L4 mildly encroaching upon the descending left L4 nerve root.
Larger posterior disc prolapse at L4-L5 mildly compressing the thecal sac and cauda equina and the
nerve roots. Mild discogenic neuroforaminal narrowing bilaterally at this level.
Recommendation: referred to spinal surgical unit.

I showed this to my GP and he said he was unable to refer me as I have no symptoms at present,
I was wondering as today it is quite painful, nothing like it has been in the past,

what will happen in the long run, if it is left? also is there anything I could possibly do/say to get a referral from my GP?

any answers greatfully appreciated
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