It’s often said that to truly understand somebody, you have to walk a mile in his or her shoes. If that’s the case, how can you understand the life of someone who is in too much pain to walk?
That was the life of Alfred Gatti before he came to the Spine Institute Northwest. The pain he felt in his extremities would grow throughout the day, until by five o’clock or so it was just too much to bear. “At times it took my breath away,” he remembers.
After minimally invasive lumbar surgery at the Spine Institute Northwest, Al says he has his “good days” and “bad days,” but that “the burning is virtually all gone. In fact, on his good days, “I don’t even take the pain pill!”
Within three weeks of his procedure, Al was up and walking in his own shoes. He made it up to half a mile, and he won’t stop there.
And he has the highest praise for Dr. Solomon Kamson and the Spine Institute Northwest: After being asked whether he would recommend them, Al replied, “I already have!”
Hear more about Al’s journey with the Spine Institute Northwest: