Lumbar surgery patient Melissa Drewery went to five different doctors after hurting her back in 2009. Melissa had been struggling with morbid obesity, which only served to make her back pain worse. All five doctors gave her the same diagnosis, sciatic pain was her problem and nothing could be done for her. All five also did not even bother giving her X-rays or MRI’s and instead just told Melissa to lose weight, stretch, or take anti-inflammatory medication to ease her pain.
At times Melissa found herself in a dark place after these physician encounters, not being given any answers or any hope of living a normal life in the future.
Things changed for Melissa after her visit to Spine Institute Northwest.
Having been ‘heavy most of her life’ even at her most active before hurting herself, Melissa was pleasantly surprised upon meeting Doctor Kamson who told her that her back problem “was not caused by her weight.” Melissa also appreciated the fact that she was “never once judged us as a patient.” After her procedure, Melissa can now go to work and still function normally when she gets home – without any medication.
Of her experience with Dr. Kamson at Spine Institute Northwest, Melissa had this to say, “I know it sounds cliché, but if you are in such pain, come in and see what can happen. In less than a year my life has changed dramatically for the best.”
Watch Melissa’s story in her own words in the video below.