Patient Stories

Steven S. Hughes, MD

My Story:

I have degenerative disc syndrome. Dr. Hughes fused L4-5 in August, 2013, which cured sciatica in my left leg. Unfortunately, the discs immediately below and above the fused pair began to deteriorate rapidly in 2015, and I had been unable to do anything without feeling a stabbing pain in my lower back - even at rest. Dr. Hughes cleaned up and fused L3 and S1 to the already fused pair on 14 December 2015. I was released without restrictions after 2 days and resumed workouts 2 days after that. As of February 1, 2016, there is no trace of my pre-surgical pain. Also, INOVA is a great hospital. I have had 4 orthopedic procedures there, all by Commonwealth Ortho / OrthoVirgina. Every aspect of my care was excellent.

Thanks to my care at OrthoVirginia, I can... walk, sit, stand and lie down without pain.