This is Dr. David
how old is she?
I need her MRI scan report.
has she tried a steroid injection and oral steroids and anti-inflammatories yet?
has she tried physical therapy yet?
is she overweight? has she tried to loose weight?
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and then post the http link here for me to download.
has she tried a steroid injection?
I looked at the 2013 and 2016 MRI scan of the lumbar spine.
I don't see dramatic changes. I don't see disks at risks for rupture.
she should ask for a trial of a steroid injection into her lower back area where she is having pain
the steroids could help decrease inflammation enough so the disk goes back into place to help the pain.
I suspect she would still have pain after surgery.
she can ask to try a TENs unit. I would not do spine surgery at this point.
let me know if you have other questions.
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I know she has bad herniated disks.
she may need to do back spine exercises to help strengthen her spine muscles
she should be tested for connective tissue disease to see if she has a connective tissue disorder causing her problems with her spine.