Good for you for talking with your folks!
Even if you do nothing, it's always good to practice being open with them and talking about what's on your mind.
Based on my own experience, there are alot of alternatives here, circ being available, but also the most radical. As I said previously, it might be best to meet with the doc and try some of the other remedies first, and if they don't work, to then examine your options.
Good luck at the doc, and keep us posted! (my fingers need the exercise!).