Spine Doctor and Police Officer Treated at Spine Institute Northwest

Spine Expert Treated by Dr. Kamson at Spine Institute NW

Dr. Steven Levine, who has his own practice in Indiana, recently visited Spine Institute Northwest (SINW) in Washington to undergo minimally invasive surgery under the care of Dr. Solomon Kamson.

Dr. Levine, is no stranger to back pain and the complications that may arise from leaving it untreated or worse, treating it the wrong way.  Dr. Kamson performed a decompression on Dr. Levine’s spine which was less invasive and less risky than a spinal fusion. While Dr. Levine respects the work that traditional neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons do, he knew from experience that minimally invasive was the way to go.

“Dr. Kamson is one of the few physicians I know in the United States that can do what needs to be done less invasively, cares about his patients, and has taken the time to travel around the world to educate himself.”

Asked why he opted for treatment at SINW from Dr. Kamson, Dr. Levine says that to find the level of care he needed would mean going overseas in countries such as China, Germany, England, or France. Dr. Levine recognizes the fact that Dr. Kamson is one of the select physicians in the United States that does the minimally invasive procedure he was looking for.

Surgery Saved My Job Says Police Officer

Washington police officer Garrett Baxter had been suffering through back pain while performing his job as a deputy sheriff. Officer Baxter had been trying to deal with the pain through more traditional methods such as physical therapy, upon the recommendation of other physicians, to no avail. His back pain would subside only to return again.  His condition was at its worst on February of 2016, when he could not walk at all no matter what he did.

“I would have lost my job if I didn’t have this surgery,” Garrett says.

Deciding that he needed to look for an alternative treatment for his back, he found Spine Institute Northwest and consulted with Dr. Solomon Kamson, who specializes in minimally invasive surgery.

Officer Baxter felt immediate relief after his procedure, a lumbar decompression. He credits the surgery with “saving his job” and calls his experience at Spine Institute NW as “one of the best experiences of his life.”