I was injured in the First Gulf War with extensive spine issues. I had my first spine surgery in 2006 at a different hospital. I reinjured myself in October 2016 and lived through the pain until I saw Dr. Rawlins in January of 2018. It was determined that surgery was the only option. I had surgery in May 2018. I feel great. I literally needed no pain meds after the surgery and was back to work in 90 days. HSS is a godsend and the nurses are awesome. I'm a retired military veteran and feel like I could go back into the service tomorrow!