Well you need to see a normal dr to get the MRI then he will refer you to an orthopedic surgeon. That is the guy who will say no deadlifts and try to push you into surgery. Then go get a second opinion from a sports ortho nuero surgeon. For me its what happened. Told that first doc to F off he wanted me to have surgery the same week and that i couldn't squat deadlift or overhead press again. Went to a sports specialist and he told me he doesnt tell people what they cant do. Got me all better without surgery. Yea i squat and deadlift heavier than ever.
Do your front squats! -me