I started a new job in August of 2003. By December, my back pain was so crippling that I had to use a walker. I would grasp the back of a rolling chair and push to "carry" the files I needed at work. Dr. Nucci tried different approaches such as steroid injections before agreeing that surgery was my best option. The surgery was the best thing that could have happened to me. I was back at work after 5 weeks, and today am pain free.