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Michael Reitz’s back pain made it difficult for him to work, or even enjoy activities with his family. He lived in constant fear of having to walk too far, or even stand for too long, lest the pain flare up uncontrollably. After doing research on laser spine surgery, Michael got in touch with Dr. Solomon Kamson and the Spine Institute Northwest. “Dr. Kamson explained it step by step, told me what he was going to do and then pretty much went by the book,” Michael says. “His staff knew exactly what to do … I would recommend him to anyone who has back problems.” Watch Michael’s story below.
Following a car accident, Lorraine Kuzior began experiencing pain and numbness so severe that she sometimes couldn’t walk or even stand. She was falling down at work, and was in constant pain. A doctor recommended she get surgery, requiring a 7-10 hospital stay and 3 months of recovery! A friend told her about the Spine Institute Northwest, and she quickly got minimally invasive, outpatient surgery scheduled. Today, she’s “astonished” at the results, and is back to doing her usual activities. “It’s such a relief to become normal again,” Lorraine says. Hear Lorraine in her own words below.
Before his laser spine surgery, Michael Shaffer couldn’t even walk. Living and working on a farm, where he had to care for horses and other animals, it was impossible for him to do his job. Michael says all of his daily responsibilities had to be placed on his wife, which was a terrible burden. When he first saw Dr. Kamson at the Spine Institute Northwest, Michael could barely stand up. “He got me right into surgery, and in a few days he got me going again,” says Michael. Today, Michael has very little pain and is back to work and enjoying being “normal” again. Watch Michael’s story below.
Sissy Johnson’s back pain was so back she could barely walk, and was unable to do simple tasks such as washing dishes. A nerve in her back was smashed between two vertebrae. “When I finally came in (for surgery), I felt peace.” After minimally invasive procdure at the Spine Institute Northwest, Sissy describes her recovery as “a miracle.” “How do you say ‘thank you” to someone for the use of your legs? I would recommend the Spine Institute Northwest to anyone.” Watch Sissy’s story below.
In 2005, Kole Finley was in a car accident. She injured her back, but physical therapy helped somewhat. Then, about a year ago, she was helping a friend move a couch, and her back spasmed. For the last year, her back pain continued to grow, to the point she was calling in sick to work every two weeks! See “a day in the life” of Kole’s surgery, and how quickly she was enjoying life again, pain free! Watch Kole’s story below.
As a former healthcare provider, I have worked with numerous physicians, nurses, and administrative staff. I am patient of Dr. Kamson and Spine Institute Northwest. In over 35 years, I have never seen a more dedicated group of healthcare providers. They are truly committed to “fixing” their patients, and have consistently performed well beyond what most would expect from their healthcare provider. The positive attitude, friendly environment, and knowledge is shared not only by the physicians, but also by the nursing and administrative staffs. As a patient, I have been amazed at the time, effort and compassion expressed by Dr. Kamson and his staff toward solving my problem. Although I live in a different city than their office, it has been well worth the effort to travel, in order to get the high-quality care that I needed. I have already recommended, and will continue to recommend to others that they should consider Spine Institute Northwest.
Betty Lou: Our experience with Spine Institute Northwest could not have been better. It’s been a total blessing. We have experienced a life-changing surgery here. The moment we walked in the door, we were completely welcomed. Everyone was calm and collected. We had a hectic morning and some problems at the airport. But when we got here, every problem that we had, they took care of. It was just super relaxing and comfortable. Dr. Kamson is amazing. I did TONS of homework looking for just the right surgeon for my husband. He’s had back surgery before… so after much, much, much homework, Spine Institute Northwest is where we ended up. And what a blessing! Don: I had back surgery in 1999, ever since then my back just hasn’t been right. I have been living with pain for years. About a year ago I slipped on some ice at work and have been having more trouble with my back. I went to see another doctor and they gave me some injections. It helped a little bit but not much. The doctor wanted to fuse my back, and I didn’t want that. So my wife started researching laser surgery and less invasive procedures. She found Spine Institute Northwest and since then it has just been unbelievable. Before I came here, I had shooting pain down my right leg all day long. I couldn’t sleep at night. I could hardly stand up. It was unbearable. When I came in here, it was wonderful. Everyone treated me like family. They knew who we were, they told us exactly what to expect. They really cared. I got my MRI, the doctor reviewed it and told me what he was going to do. Then I had the procedure and I was awake the entire time, talking and going over everything. It was unbelievable. The recovery time was about a half hour. Then I got up and walked out the door. It was a life-changing experience. I’m so thankful for everybody here. I’m so glad I did it and I wish I could have gotten it done back in 1999. Watch the rest of the video below! Read more testimonials, or contact us today to see if we can help you.
I simply do not have the right words to express my thanks and gratitude to you all for the superb care that you gave my Dad this week. I would like to name each person we encountered & tell you a bit about how they contributed to our amazing experience. I will start from the moment we walked into the lobby; Leanne-You welcomed us with your warm personality and helpful demeanor. I knew right off that you were thoughtful and kind because you offered to bring the paperwork to my Dad and also to return to pick it up once he was done. Now this might seem like small thing, but to a person who has horrific back pain it was HUGE-it meant my Dad could sit and be comfortable & woldn’t have to get up and down from the chair more than necessary. You also came and sat with me and checked on to make sure I was ok while waiting for Dad. Most offices don’t have staff that do that-you are special and in doing so you helped put me at ease and just made me fee…
I was fighting back problems for years, many surgeries. Trying to work I couldn’t take the pain no more. My girlfriend contacted Dr. Kamson for me and set the appointment up. Ever since the first appointment Dr. Kamson and staff has taken the best care of me that I have ever dealt with. I don’t know what I would do without them. I am working again and continuing on with my life. Thank you Dr. Kamson and staff for everything you’ve done for me. I recommend him to everyone I know.