Using a specially designed device, Dallas, Texas back surgeons are reducing or eliminating back and neck pain and patients are returning to work usually after only a week. The device, called the AccuraScope, uses a laser that targets only the affected tissue, typically bulging discs, spinal stenosis and sciatica. Board certified, specially trained surgeons use the AccuraScope along with interoperative neuromonitoring to approach and address problematic spinal tissue. Because it does not affect surrounding tissue and is introduced through a small incision, the AccuraScope causes significantly less disruption than more invasive surgical procedures. The spine surgery is considered “out-patient” and patients go home usually the same day.
Offered by North American Spine, the procedure has been performed on over 8,000 people, many of whom traveled from out of state seeking relief from years of chronic, unrelenting back and neck pain. One notable recipient: Larry Gatlin, of the Gatlin Brothers singing group. He declared himself “a new man” after the surgery, and called it “a miracle” in his life.
The American Chiropractic Association states that low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, and back pain, in general, is the most common cause of missed work days. Americans spend at least $50 billion dollars annually on medicine and therapy related to back and neck pain, so it is no surprise that reducing or eliminating the pain will also reduce or eliminate those costs. The professionals at North American Spine estimate that, over five years, their patients save an average of $23,190 in pain-related expenses.
Because of its dedication to improving the health and lives of its patients, North American Spine is a finalist for the 2015 Greater Dallas Business Ethics Award. This award is given to a local Dallas business that demonstrates a strong commitment to ethical values. Nominated companies consistently exhibit ethical commitment in their practices, management style, company values and dedication to stakeholders. Winners are forwarded onto the American Business Ethics Award contest.
Two separate medical studies indicate that the AccuraScope procedure has an 82% success rate among patients who have not found relief through any other interventions. Considering the millions of people who currently suffer from this pain, the AccuraScope may offer hope for a pain-free future.