Dwayne had been a patient of Dr. Solomon Kamson way back in 2003 when he was successfully treated for chronic back and leg pain. An author and financial educator by profession, Dwayne was used to taking an analytical and methodical approach to everything he does in life.
Before being treated by Dr. Kamson, Dwayne tried every conceivable 'traditional' treatment to address hi back pain. From trying excercise and massage therapy, to consulting with chiropractic care specialists, orthopedic surgeons, and neurosurgeons. None of those he visited could guarantee any lasting relief and the advice he received was often contradictory.
Only after speaking with Dr. Kamson did Dwayne get the answers and care he was looking for and after a minimally invasive lumbar decompression procedure, his back pain was finally addressed. After more than 10 years later, Dwayne once again sought Dr. Kamson's help in treating another issue with his back, receiving the same thorough care and careful diagnosis.
Computer programmer and risk analyst Dave Patten is an extremely logical individual. Unfortunately, his long hours working years and years while sitting down working a desk job took a toll on his back. With the same technical approach he uses in his everyday job, he sought out a solution to a debilitating back problem that was causing him untold suffering in the form of burning, crippling spasms in his lower back and legs.
After thoroughly researching his options for treatment, he found Spine Institute Northwest and met with Dr. Solomon Kamson, "Dr. Kamson is a great people person. Very knowledgeable. I asked questions and he was spot on," Dave relates.
After 8 weeks after his spinal fusion and stem cell therapy at Spine Institute Northwest. Dave was able to get back to work, without any pain.
Jim Perri: Ruptured Disc Led to Chronic Pain
Sixty-year-old Jim Perri was experiencing pain, that were, in his words "a 12 on a scale of 1 to 10." A damaged disc on his L5 vertebrae was causing him pain and so was problems with his sciatic nerve that was causing pain in his right leg. All the pain and the complications meant he was incapacitated and unable to do anything but lie on the floor of his living room.
A trip to see Dr. Kamson at Spine Institute Northwest did wonders for Jim. He could hardly walk on the way to the clinic but after the operation, Jim got up and walked with no pain at all. "I was beyond amazement for myself," Jim recalls.
Today, Jim has a pain level of zero and does not hesitate to recommend Doctor Kamson to anyone who has suffered with back pain as he has.
Tim Watts: Sciatic Pain Relief
Like many other back pain patients, Tim Watts went through the usual traditional treatments to address his pain. Pain meds, physical therapy and even steroid injections all failed to give Tim lasting relief.
Unconvinced that open back surgery was the right option for him, Tim talked with Dr. Solomon Kamson at Spine Institute Northwest to discuss what could be done. Tim ended up undergoing a spinal decompression as well as discectomy for two damaged discs on his back. "It's 100% gone," Tim says of his pain after the procedure.
Michael Shaffer: Slipped Disc
A routine, everyday activity - washing the dishes - led to a slipped disc for Michael Shaffer. The pain he described as a 9 or 10 on a scale of 1 to 10. Not willing to commit to open back surgery which would require a 6 inch incision and months of healing and rehabilitation, Michael searched for a better alternative.
The alternative came from a minimally invasive procedure from Dr. Kamson at Spine Institute Northwest. Michael advises those in similar situations "not to wait and get it done as soon as you can."
Preschool teacher Jaselyn Lee was in intense pain, despite being only in her early 20s. A preschool teacher, Jaselyn could not longer work effectively since she was always in pain. Unable to find a solution with traditional therapy, Jaselyn opted for a lumbar discectomy upon the advise of a friend who worked with Doctor Kamson at Spine Institute NW. A year after, Jaselyn is back to her usual self before her back pain.
Irma Stennes: 89 Years Young and Active After Spine Surgery
An 89-year-old who was suffering from chronic back pain, Irma recalled that she was "ready to cry over the phone" thinking that Doctor Kamson would refuse to give her treatment.
Doctor Kamson went ahead with a lumbar fusion after carefully screening Irma. Irma had a successful procedure and is back to doing her favorite pastime- gardening. Irma is proof that patients are never too old for minimally invasive surgery.
Glenn Steig: Daily Routine Led to Back Pain
While working delivering packages, Glenn Steig hurt his back after a stack of delivery items fell out of his truck onto him. What he though was a simple pulled muscle turned into something worse - sciatic pain. The pain got to the point that he could not walk, drive, or work at all.
Opting for minimally invasive surgery after speaking with Dr. Kamson, Glenn says, " I have no pain in my legs at all" after a successful operation.
David Hurlbut: Unbearable Sciatic Pain Relieved
Alaskan resident David Hurlbut specifically sought out Doctor Kamson in Seattle for his sciatic nerve pain. There were no doctors in Alaska offering minimally invasive surgery and David did not want to endure a prolonged hospital stay and weeks of rehabilitation.
David was more than impressed with the level of "personalized service" he got from Dr. Kamson. "Doctor Kamson waited for me after closing time," he recalls. He was scheduled for his procedure a couple of days after on the same week - much sooner than the 4 weeks he would have waited if he had gone to other providers in other states.
John Wieler, a Manitoba, Canada resident was suffering from immense back pain after an accident from a serious fall four years prior. John's back pain got progressively worse, not better, so he decided to have it treated. Dr. Kamson performed a lumbar decompression on John's spine and right after, his symptoms started to subside. Numbness in his foot went away and John and his wife are "extremely pleased" with their outcome.
Stephanie Proulx: Sciatica
Even normal activities such as hiking, doing the laundry, or vacuuming were a no-nos for Stephanie after she hurt her back from doing such a heavy amount of lifting at work. Stephanie, who had been suffering from sciatic nerve pain, finally got her pain treated by Dr. Kamson at Spine Institute Northwest. A year after her minimally invasive procedure, Stephanie can live her life normally once more.
Spokane, WA native Margo Witters thanks Doctor Solomon Kamson for 'giving her life back.' Margo had been suffering incredible back pain that at times confined her to a wheelchair since she was in so much pain. A lumbar fusion performed by Dr. Kamson got rid of her chronic pain.
Problems with Michelle Robert's C5 and C6 discs, further complicated by arthritic degeneration, meant that she could not perform even the simplest of tasks such as brushing her hair or turning her neck while driving.
Doctor Kamson performed a fusion on her problem vertebrae which has done wonders for her pain. Her advice to others like her? "Don;t keep on suffering, don't stay in pain."
Esteban Castaneda was suffering from a pars defect of his spine, a condition he likely has had since birth, which caused him terrible pain. To deal with it, he turned to painkillers, which only provided transient relief for his back pain.
After meeting with Dr. Solomon Kamson, minimally invasive lumbar surgery was performed, which completely addressed his back pain.
Kathleen, an entrepreneur who owns a housecleaning business says her chronic back pain severely limited her movement and her ability to do her job. Worse, she could no longer live out her daily life or play with her grandchildren.
After Dr. Kamson performed a lumbar decompression on Kathleen's back, much to her surprise, she could walk without a walker for the first time in many years.
"I was surprised how soon I could walk after the surgery," Kathleen says.
Cameron, who stands 6-foot one and weighs 300 pounds, was very athletic as a young man - playing football, enjoying wrestling, and lifting weights. Severe back pain put an end to all his activities. His back pain signaled the start of a very dark period of his life, a period that was finally ended after minimally invasive lumbar decompression at Spine Institute Northwest under Dr. Kamson's care.
Surprised at how quickly her recovered Cameron says, "Here I am walking around two months later."