If you’re having pain in your foot, legs and/or lower back that’s making you unable to take even a few steps without feeling burning agony, it’s time to find a solution so you can take back your life.
One person who was living a diminished lifestyle because of his pain is Alfred Gatti. But once he found Dr. Solomon Kamson, MD, PhD, at the Spine Institute Northwest, Mr. Gatti was in good hands. Dr. Kamson suggested a minimally invasive procedure to help Mr. Gatti’s painful burning symptoms. The doctor performed lumbar region decompression surgery at Spine Institute Northwest and, within three weeks’ time, Mr. Gatti was walking comfortably again with no burning. He now is able to return to a more active lifestyle, though he still may need to take pain medication as needed. The important thing for Mr. Gatti is that Dr. Kamson solved his most significant complaint, and the burning, searing sensations in his foot are all but completely gone.
Lumbar Region Decompression
During this minimally invasive procedure, Dr. Sol Kamson uses advanced technological devices, such as radiofrequency and ultrasound, to target and then remove sections of a bulging disc or other fragments that are causing pain by compressing on spinal nerves. Patients are in the operating room for roughly 90 minutes per vertebrae level being worked on. Either a local anesthesia or general anesthesia can be used during the procedure to keep you comfortable. Using fluoroscopy, Dr. Kamson can find the disc in question and enter it with an endoscope. The material causing the patient’s misery is removed and the inner disc tissue is then shrunk using other technologies, such as a Holmium laser or an RF electrode.
The experts at the Spine Institute Northwest are firm believers in first treating patients using the least invasive types of therapy to help relieve pain. With a lumbar region decompression procedure, most of our patients are done with surgery within just one day. After about six weeks, your disc(s) will start healing. Right after the surgery, you may experience some discomfort where the incision was made and its surrounding area. As time goes on, however, relief from pain, numbness, burning, and weakness will happen. In fact, some patients find complete relief right almost immediately.
If you’re anything like Alfred Gatti, who could no longer bear his pain or walk without feeling the burn of a blowtorch that would bring him to tears, it’s time you did something positive towards getting your life back. Contact Dr. Solomon Kamson today at the Spine Institute Northwest in Bothell, WA, for a consultation to learn more about how we can help you.