However much surgery may be disrupted in cases of sciatic nerves and backbone vertebras, sometimes the best solution actually lies in surgery only. You may wish to take a second and a third and may be also a fourth opinion, before you decide what's to be done. And if surgery should appear to be "the" solution, no harm trying it out. Surgeries on knees, hips, sciatic nerves, spondylitis etc have proven successful.
I may mention here, that I myself believe a lot in Ayurvedic treatments,and I've used these for several cures, but then this channel has its limitations too in certain cases.
I sincerely hope your mother gets well soon....... more