I was having pain in my right hip and lower back, and assumed that I had a back problem. (I should note that I had my right hip replaced 15 years ago at ONS, but did not think it was a problem). The pain made walking and hiking difficult, and I had problems bending over and picking things up.
Dr. Simon spent a lot of time diagnosing my problem and reviewing my MRI and X Ray. Also, my patient history and all of the information about my prior visits and tests were easily accessible so he could see the evolution of my problem. Dr. Simon diagnosed that the problems were in my back and my hip. I needed an injection in my back, and a consult with a joint replacement specialist. This was the point where one of the biggest benefits of being at ONS came into play. Dr. Simon was able to organize both of those next steps in no time at all. I scheduled the injection with Dr. Heftler and the consult with one of ONS's hip replacement specialists,, Dr. Ennis, immediately. The teamwork between the doctors, and the ability to see a specialist specific to my problem in a relatively short period of time was key to resolving my problem.
Today I am back doing almost all of my activities, including golf and Pilates.