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    Comments: I am writing to express my gratitude for a "job well done". I put that in quotation marks because for them it is their job but, for my family it was a miracle!

    I started experiencing back pain around March of 2013, not severe and manageable with Ibuprofen. It progressed into pain shooting down my left leg periodically. Then in August it turned into severe, unrelenting pain in my left leg. I was unable to be in a sitting position and could barely walk. I could not even drive myself to the doctor, I could only lay in the backseat and be driven everywhere by my wife. I had an MRI done and found out that I had a herniated disc between L5 and S1. This was devastating news to me as I am the bread winner in my family. No way could I be out of work for a back surgery. Then to think of the horror stories you hear of "never being right again" or "still in pain". I didn't have a choice though, I could no longer function in the shape I was in. I was referred to Dr. Badlani by my endocrinologist (of all people) Dr. Orzeck. Dr. Badlani was able to see me the same day we called to make the appointment. I asked about alternatives to surgery, and he was honest with me. He said you can try injections, but we will probably be having this same conversation in a few weeks when they don't work.The amount of disc that had herniated was "impressive" he said. So, I relented and scheduled surgery. I went into the operating room around 11am and WALKED out of the hospital around 5pm. (They did make take a wheel chair ride part of the way.) I got in the truck all by myself and I SAT on the seat for the first time in 5 weeks! I now feel better than I have in years. Dr. Badlani cautioned that the relief might not be instant due to the inflammation, but for me it was. I have had no pain, numbness, or even tingling in my back or leg since the day of surgery. Best of all I was back to work (light duty), and providing for my family within two weeks.

    Finding Dr. Badlani and Cheryl was nothing short of a miracle. His minimally invasive techniques, surgical skills, and amazing bedside manner should be applauded! I have already referred a colleague to them and will continue to do so. He has literally changed my life, and that is no exaggeration. Thank you doesn't seem to be enough for all that they have done for me and my family.

    Thank you again for giving me my life back
    By -JS