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Can you please tell me if vibration boards (exercise

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can you please tell me if vibration boards (exercise equipment) are suitable for people with displaced discs - they are the ones that vibrate (walk, jog, run)
JA: I'm the Doctor's Assistant. I work with them to help customers like you. Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I am on Mobic and panadol osteo. hurt my back about 3 years ago (L4, l5, . I've had 4 CT guided steroid injections in the last 5 months
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: about 4 years. longish walks cause pain across the base of my back
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: diabetic type 2, thyroid and right lymph node cancer (surgery 08/08/2015), shattered wrist (currently in a cast), discs pressing on nerves causing pain down legs (physio didn't really work)
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.

how old are you?

if disks are pressing on nerves in your neck, have you seen a neurosurgeon to see if you can have spine neck surgery to have a discectomy to remove the disk pressure on the nerves?

have you had a steroid injection into the area to decrease swelling?