My philosophy for every patient interaction begins with the fundamental premise of treating everyone as if they were my family member. I always start by carefully listening to their individual concerns. Each person brings unique and interesting problems that require a thoughtful; personalized solution. The spine is both wonderfully complicated and fascinating at the same time. It is the literal backbone that lends structural stability; physiologic flexibility; and protection for the vital neurologic structures that allow us to move; breathe; live life; and function as human beings. My primary goal is to help my patients get their normal lives back; and when we are able to reach that goal together; I feel tremendously fortunate to have had the opportunity; honor and distinct privilege of serving them. I consider myself one of the lucky few who can freely admit that I truly love my job.