Dr. Kamson Treats Sciatica with Minimally Invasive Surgery

Read how Dr. Kamson at Spine Institute Northwest helped his patients with sciatic pain problems using minimally invasive surgery. Here is a link to past patient reviews.

Melissa Drewery – Life Changed by Back Surgery

Melissa, who has always been on the heavy side, felt let down by all the doctors she saw prior to her treatment under Dr. Kamson dismissed her problem as purely weight related. Not one doctor offered her anything positive and just told her to lose weight to relieve her pain.

Dr. Solomon Kamson of Spine Institute Northwest, however, offered her a solution the other prior physicians did not – minimally invasive surgery to ease the pressure on her sciatic nerve which was at the root of her back pain.

Melissa recalls her treatment at Spine Institute Northwest:

“Doctor Kamson never judged us as a patient. In less than a year my life has changed dramatically for the best.”


Tim Watts: Pain is 100% Gone!

Rancher Tim Watts could no longer do farm work effectively when sciatic nerve pain struck. Tim tried all traditional treatments including steroid injections, physical therapy, muscle relaxants and pain killers just to deal with the pain. None of these helped address the underlying cause of his pain which were two ruptured discs and spinal stenosis.

All of Tim’s pain were addressed with minimally invasive treatments from Dr. Solomon Kamson at Spine Institute Northwest.

Jim Perri: No Longer Paralyzed with Back Pain

Jim Perri’s pain before coming in for surgery at Spine Institute Northwest was literally off the scale. “I was virtually paralyzed with pain, not being able to do anything but lie on the floor,” says Jim.

“As soon as I met Doctor Kamson, I liked him immediately. His meeting with the doctor put Jim at ease for the surgery he was to undergo.  Jim’s procedure went so well that, to his complete amazement, he was able get up without any pain immediately after the surgery. Watch as he recounts his story above.

Darrel Lewis: Relieved of Foot and Back Pain

Darrel Lewis used to work deliveries on his truck before pain in his back reduced him to living “a diminished standard of living.” A sciatic nerve problem was causing him pain in his foot and back to the extent that he was having great difficulty just moving around and doing normal everyday motions that he took for granted before.

Darrel had a successful procedure that completely removed the numbness in his foot and has greatly brought down the pain he feels.

His comments about Dr. Kamson and Spine Institute Northwest?

“They worked miracles on what was wrong with my back. Don’t even think about it just head on down.”


Stephanie Proulx – Back to Taking Hikes After Surgery

Stephanie Proulx, who does quite a bit of lifting at work, was saddled with great pain from a sciatic nerve problem that made her feel completely exhausted after work. More than a year after her successful procedure at Spine Institute Northwest, Stephanie is able to take hikes with her dogs again – something which she could not do prior to her surgery. “It’s usually my knees that hurt now first,” Stephanie explains.

Glenn Steig – “I’ve Got No Pain My Legs. It’s a World of Difference There.”

What he thought was a simple muscle pain turned out to be much more serious for Glenn Steig, a package delivery worker. Glenn was hurt in an accident while at work which triggered sciatic nerve pain in his legs. Glenn decided the best course of action was to have minimally invasive treatment on his back from Dr. Kamson at Spine Institute Northwest. Dr. Kamson relieved the pressure on Glenn’s sciatic nerve by repairing one of his discs . Watch his testimonial in his own words:

Herniated Disc Treatment- David Hurlbut

Having had to suffer unimaginable pain after a herniated disc led to sciatic pain in the right side of his body, Alaskan resident David Hurlbut was not willing to put up with traditional surgery to address his pain. Going through traditional surgery, which meant an extended hospital stay and an even longer recovery period, would mean another round of waiting and dealing with more pain and possible complications.

All I can say is Dr Solomon saved my back…within two hours in the recovery room I walked the bathroom, sat down on the toilet with No Pain.

Thankfully, David got in touch with Dr. Kamson at Spine Institute Northwest for a quick minimally invasive procedure. Almost right after the surgery, David was on his way back to Alaska – without any pain. Read more about his story in his own words here: https://www.facebook.com/david.hurlbut.96/posts/10204238407574656:0 

The Relationship between Walking and Sciatica

It is well known that poor posture while we sit or stand can cause back problems. But did you know that your walking posture can also affect your sciatic nerve? If you have pain that shoots down your leg, it is very possible that your sciatic nerve is to blame. Sciatica can be caused by a bone, spinal disc, or muscle putting pressure on the sciatic nerve. To combat this, you should begin by aligning your body properly while walking.


What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is a condition that often affects the back, hip, and outer part of your leg. It is a shooting pain that can be so severe it makes sitting or standing almost impossible. Sciatica is often caused by the compression of one of the spinal nerve roots found in the lower back. This compression is often a result of a disc, bone, or muscle putting pressure on the spinal nerve root. If you believe that sciatica is the cause of your back pain, contact a back doctor such as Solomon Kamson of the Spine Institute Northwest for diagnosis and options for treatment.

How Does Walking Affect Sciatica?
To understand how walking affects sciatica, you must understand how the body works. It is our bones that are responsible for holding us upright. The muscles are responsible for moving our bones. The nerves fit into this because they send the necessary messages to tell the muscles to move the bones.

For the nerves to effectively send messages, our body must be aligned properly. The legs should be under the pelvis, and the spine should be aligned directly above the pelvis. This allows the nerves to freely flow throughout the body. So where does walking fit into this equation?

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If you think about it, as you walk you are essentially falling forward and then catching yourself. The brain sends a message through the nerves to tell the muscles to bring the rear foot forward, to prevent falling. However, when this message occurs, it is not uncommon for people to slightly lean backward. This slight lean is what can cause trouble with your sciatic nerve.

Over time, the poor posture you exhibit while walking can cause the spine to misalign, discs to become misplaced, and muscles are weakened. This can lead to pressure being placed on the sciatic nerve. This results in the shooting pain known as sciatica.

Practicing Good Posture While Walking
There are several steps you can take to ensure the way you walk is not affecting your back. As you walk, take care to align your spine correctly. You should suck in your abdomen and walk with your shoulders back. Align your shoulders over your hips. Allow your arms to swing naturally at your sides, to promote balance. You should also align your neck, so there is no pressure placed on your cervical spine. Walk with your chin forward and your head aligned with your neck.

Take care not to lock your knees as you are walking. You should gently bend your knees to make a fluid walking motion. Additionally, choose proper footwear while walking. The right shoe will provide good arch support and a sturdy, flat sole. Proper cushioning will also alleviate the amount of pressure on the spine when you walk across hard surfaces. If you are experiencing pain that you believe may be the result of sciatica, contact a pain specialist like Dr. Sol Kamson.