I agree with MH. My brother had back surgery 3 years ago and he is still in pain! They took a piece of bone from his hip an inserted it between his vertebrae so his spin can fuse together and his pain caused by a supposedly ruptured disk will be gone.... yea right! He is on every type of known pain killers which they have several creative ways to administer. They are telling him now [ these so called doctors] that it is the hardware they used to hold the spin together while it fused . They are truly BUTCHERS! No regard for human life just filling their bank accounts. This paticular surgen made $72,000 off of my brothers misery. I will never understand that mind set. You will never see a Brinks truck following a hearse.