My journey with back pain began in 2016. I was evaluated by a primary doctor who eventually sent me to a chiropractor, a spine center and then an orthopedic doctor in Richmond. My pain had reached a point where I was lying on my couch daily, in tears. I cried daily. My family had to help me clean and cook. I couldn’t do much of anything in life without pain. I did things, but then I would pay the price of doing them with pain.
After years of constant pain, eight steroid shots, and a failed surgery, I decided to go out of my area to find the best. I researched for weeks until I found Dr. Haines
at Virginia Spine Institute. When I arrived in the office, I was totally shocked to see the way I was treated. From the receptionist, to the nurses, financial department, honestly the entire staff.
I then met Dr. Haines who I must spend a little time explaining the exceptional doctor he is. Dr. Haines is the most caring, sincere doctor I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He devoted his time. I was not at all rushed. NOT AT ALL. For the first time, I had someone who wasn’t running a clocked time on me. He was eager to see me get relief. It was important to him and quite honestly, I really felt like I was his only patient. Details on the procedure were given in a way that my husband and I understood everything. That is what I love about Dr. Haines - his goal was to get me pain free. I love everything about him. My husband gives thanks to him all the time. He says, “We got the Best Doctor for you!“
I have had an exceptional surgery outcome because of Dr. Haines, the entire staff at VSI , Reston Hospital, the nurses there ,and everyone who took the time for me. They walked me through everything. I listened to what they said I needed to do. And now, I am the happiest, most healthy 58 year- old woman you could imagine.
My life today… Let’s just say one of the biggest compliments I continue to receive is how I look. You see, it’s not really how I look. It’s how I look without having pain. I am pain free. And that is the biggest most rewarding thing I could ever hear. I really didn’t know that my pain could be seen. I thought I was a pro at hiding it. The biggest reward, well it goes to VSI and Dr. Haines.
Thank you for fulfilling my life’s dream of being pain free!