I am a 32 year old male. My MRI report says: Posterocentral protrusion of L4-5 disc is abutting the L5 nerve root bilaterally. (In MRI it is black between L4-5 and kind of poking the nerve). My back pains occasionally and I think it is the nerve which is hurting, because the pain is like a sting. Currently I am taking rest and doctor said that he will check if physiotherapy can be started after a couple of weeks. I am afraid of the pain especially when it is near the neck or shoulders. I am able to walk and work. I am being treated by a spine specialist. Please let me know if I have to go to another doctor like a neurosurgeon and can I lead a normal life in future.