Patients with lower-back pain are faced with four options: live with the pain, take opioids to relieve it, try alternative therapies, or undergo surgery. Many choose drugs, which address the pain but not the problem—and they can lead to addiction. Meanwhile, spinal surgeons are making surgery more and more appealing, perfecting techniques to permanently fix herniated discs. Hear one patient’s story—and see photos of her care—through the eyes of a Bryn Mawr Hospital surgeon. Read more from Main Line Today.