Fifteen years ago I had a double-laminectomy surgery. For the next five years my doctor had me doing physical therapy, which only made a slight difference in pain relief and a minor difference in me being able to conduct myself in a normal fashion. As a healthy man in my early 30s, exercise, nutrition, and a high level of activity had always been normal for me. All these activities were being compromised as a result of my surgery until I was fortunate enough to be introduced to Dr. Mancini by a friend of mine. He told me of acupuncture and how successful it had been for over 5,000 years! At first I was a skeptic, but I quickly discovered I could live a pain free life with all the activities I love so much.