I suffered with pain that would shoot between my lower back and hips for 15 years, following the birth of my son. I tried non-surgical methods to alleviate my pain, but nothing worked until I met Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Nikhil Thakur, MD. Dr. Thakur was compassionate, caring and very thorough. If I ever needed this type of surgery again I would definitely go to him, and I would recommend him to anyone. All of my life I I’ve gone to Holy Family Hospital. The staff was great. I was stiff after surgery but the physical therapists and nurses got me moving and helped me manage my pain. They were right on top of everything.