Dr. Shorter is nothing less than amazing.. Had 2 office visits, then surgery on L4-L5. FYI: I talked with a very reputable surgeon 22 years ago and he turned me down after 45 minutes of explaining why it couldn’t be done. Because of many other injuries to my back. Surgery went very easy with Dr. Shorter. I never took pain meds. Just got back from my 4 week check up and Dr. Shorter said everything was coming along perfectly… I’d actually rate him as off the scale of being Absolutely Great. 90 % or more of my lower back pain is gone already. No more Sciatica..