One health problem that greatly limits the activities of many people is having a back injury caused from sports. Surgery is often very expensive and recovery can be long and painful, and often does not help. One company that is successfully helping many people with athletic injuries is North American Spine.
Athletes in particular can be subject to many forms of back problems due to the frequent stress they put on their bodies. This also may mean the end of a career, or performing at the peak of one’s ability, at least for a while. Older people can get in trouble when they become the weekend athlete, and their body is not used to it.
North American Spine offers a solution to back problems caused by athletic injuries with its AccuraScope treatment. The company uses its special tools to treat such problems causing pain like herniated discs, sciatica, bulging discs, arthritis, and more.
A unique aspect of the specialized AccuraScope tool is that it often relieves a patient’s pain immediately. This is because the doctor is enabled to see the exact nature and cause of the problem and can repair the damage right then. The whole procedure often takes place in less than 30 minutes.
The procedure is minimally invasive and can be performed on an outpatient basis. AccuraScope uses a high-definition camera and laser to enable the doctor to see precisely where the problem is and what is causing the pain, and then to treat the problem immediately.
With the AccuraScope device, which is about the size of a coffee stirrer, the doctor only needs to create a very small hole to insert it. The device is then moved up and down the spine to find and treat the exact spot. When completed, all that is needed is a bandage and maybe one stitch, which often leaves no scarring. Patients can usually get back to work in just a few days.
Another recent device that the company uses, interoperative neuromonitoring (IONM), enables the company’s board certified doctors to provide even greater accuracy. It also offers greater protection of the nerves.
North American Spine has treated more than 8,000 patients successfully in its six years of operation. Many of the patients had gone for treatment by other doctors but were unable to find any relief. It has about an 82 percent rate of success. In January 2015, the company was given the Greater Dallas Business Ethics Award.