The Doctor Patient
Doctor Solomon Kamson of the Spine Institute Northwest recently operated on Dr. Steven Levine, who is himself an anesthesiologist, pain management specialist, and minimally invasive surgery physician who practices in Carmel, Indiana.
Dr. Levine, who had a bout of back problems, placed his trust in Dr. Kamson, whom he asserts is “one of the few doctors in the US who can do what needs to be done in a less invasive manner.”
While not discounting the excellent work of orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons in treating back pain, Dr. Levine wanted a long term solution that would require the least amount of surgery in the least invasive manner which would result in the quickest recovery time.
You can’t fix back pain with surgery. The goal is to avoid surgery.
While having surgery is at times unavoidable, Dr. Levine believes that in treating back pain, less is always more. The least amount of surgery performed on his spine would avoid destabilizing his spine and causing a myriad of complications such as spinal stenosis or disc degeneration which would mean he would have to have another round of surgeries in the future.
“Open back surgery would work but within five to seven years degeneration of spine segments would occur, then requiring a fusion.”
Lack of Physicians in the United States
“As a doctor in the US, it is hard to find providers when we get sick and need care.” Specialists who do this type of work are not in the United States. They are in Asia and Europe. Doctor Kamson is one of the few physicians with the knowledge and expertise to successfully treat back pain in a less invasive manner by surgical decompression.
Thanks to the short downtime involved in minimally invasive surgery, Dr. Levine was able to freely move about on the same day as his procedure with just a small incision in his back covered by a band-aid.
To complete Dr. Levine’s treatment, Dr. Kamson also used stem cells to help regenerate cartilage and heal the damaged disc.
Dr. Solomon Kamson was recently in San Diego as part of the invited faculty who spoke at Boston BioLife’s Hands-On workshops for the clinical applications of Pain Management in Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Kamson, who specializes in interventional pain management and minimally invasive back surgery, is founder of Spine Institute Northwest, which is a primary exponent of regenerative medicine and stem cell research for treating back pain and injuries.
Boston BioLife, a Cambridge Massachusetts-based training organization that provides educational conferences to doctors and scientists in the field of regenerative medicine. Boston BioLife’s past courses were held in Boston, MA, Chicago, IL, and Dallas, TX in 2016; with the latest latest event held in San Diego, CA on January 21 and 22.
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Read Doctor Kamson’s patient testimonials on their experiences during their operations at Spine Institute Northwest.
Jim Perri’s Lumbar Disc Surgery
Jim was operated on by Dr. Kamson at Spine Institute NW for a ruptured L5 disc on his spine. After about 2 months post surgery, he is free from back pain, leg pain, and sciatic pain.
“A 100% change in my life…I have no more back pain, no more leg pain. My right leg, the sciatic nerve on it was the one that developed the pain on it. That pain has disappeared and gone away.”
Chronic Back Pain: Randall Huff’s Experience at Spine Institute Northwest
Intense back pain meant that Randall Huff could no longer play his favorite sport, softball, which bothered him greatly. After speaking with Dr. Kamson at Spine Institute Northwest, he was convinced that minimally invasive surgery was the way to go. Afraid of undergoing surgery at first but finally deciding to have it done, Randall says:
“My nerve was wrapped in there pretty bad between one of my discs causing a lot of pain…I needed it done, I knew I couldn’t go on working if I didn’t.”
Randall was also concerned about the possible outcome of his procedure:
“The only thing I was skeptical about was is it gonna be like what I’ve heard from other people that they got messed up and it’s worse or they had to have another back surgery ’cause it didn’t take or whatever the case is, you know. I haven’t had that experience at all. I actually felt great.”
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