The surgery may or may not relieve your pain, that is another story. If you have vertebra moving, it will only get worse and could at some point. Impact the nerves. Get the second opinion, Physical therapy also may be an option, but it may be too late. You'll need to do Physical therapy for the rest of you life though. It is a good thing actually that it isn't the disks, surgery, if even possible, is even more risky.