I am a person that does not want surgery. Dr. Szerlip has worked with me in trying shots, medication (not my thing if I can help it) and therapy. Therapy has worked well. Therapy depends on the patient doing the the stretches, heat and exercise they prescribe. Dr. Szerlip has never pressed me to have surgery, but he has advised me of alternatives procedures and problems associated with my problems. Helpful, informative and always friendly. Great doctor.