I came to HSS after many years of suffering from low back pain. I had spinal injections, went to therapy, saw chiropractors and had massages. This helped for a few years but the pain always returned and I would repeat the process.
After my very first visit with Dr. Rawlins, I knew that if I needed surgery he would be the one to preform it.
What I liked about Dr. Rawlins was his confidence and the fact that he didn’t immediately want to do surgery, unlike the first opinion with a local surgeon.
After 3 months of tests and meeting with Dr. Rawlins he recommended that surgery would be the best for me to return to my active lifestyle. On February 2, 2015, I had triple laminectomy and decompression surgery at HSS. I applaud Dr. Rawlins and the staff of HSS for making my surgery and hospital stay as positive an experience as could be.
I am a fitness and Spinning instructor, triathlete and skier. I am proud to say that I was back riding my road bike in May, ran my first 5K (in two yrs.) in October, the Pumpkin Pie 5K on Thanksgiving, and the Christmas City 5K in December. I also have been skiing, feeling the best I have in a decade!! I plan to compete in 2 triathlons this summer.
Thanks to Dr. Rawlins and HSS I AM BACK IN THE GAME!!!