Hatha Yoga can be the remedy for pain, or the cause of it, in some cases. This student should see her family physician or a specialist. We can guess what the source of pain is, but an MRI will tell the real story. A good modification is preparation for Sukasana.
If chronic anxiety were compared to a prison, then Yoga could be compared to one of the jailer’s keys. There are many possible solutions to anxiety disorders, but each person responds differently to counseling, prescriptions, self-help, group therapy, and Yoga.