Hi and welcome,,
I agree with LakeErie’s valid points and suggestions,, you can send a copy of your MRI out to House Clinic in Los Angeles for a complementary phone consult which is VERY helpful in your research and decision making. I did this and it was very informative and Dr Slattery was wonderful and caring.
I don’t know what part of the State you are in however there are experienced doctors at Gainesville and Miami that I have read about on here.
It is hard to wait for that appointment but you will have some time to research and gather questions you want to ask. Try to take someone with you also who can help listen and maybe take notes for you. It’s very helpful,,,
Good luck,, and Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays!