Dear sir/ mam,
After going through your history and complaints I am of the opinion that the pain that you are having is not because of the herniated discs. Multiple tender joints and muscles are seen in a no of systemic disorders . I suggest you undergo a through blood investigation( ESR
, CRP, Ra FACTOR, TC,DC). since you have a history of multiple herniated discs I suggest a recent MRI
will help. Pl remember that you are always free to take a second opinion
with a different doctor who might give you a different view of the signs and symptoms that some of the others might not be able to explain. Hope this helped you.