According to doctors at North American spine initial studies indicate 80-85 percent of patients report good results from the Accurascope procedure, which is significantly higher than traditional open back surgery.
Online PR News – 12-July-2010 – – North American Spine was featured on NBC News with Jay Gray to discuss the unique AccuraScope Procedure which has become a quick fix option for those suffering from back pain. It begins with a small incision at the base of the spine then, doctors use a flexible catheter and fluoroscope to find and fix a wide array of problems. The procedure typically lasts 30-40 minutes. “It won't treat mechanical bone problems but for pinched nerves, herniated discs, those types of problems, it's a very effective way to eliminate the symptoms with a minimally invasive procedure, said Dr. Kelly Will, a physician with North American Spine.
According to studies, as many as 80-percent of Americans will suffer from back pain during their lives and now many are turning to the Accurascope for relief. “Last year we treated patients from 18-88 years old,” said Chris Lloyd, CEO of North American Spine. "We've had people from Europe, Canada, all 50 states," said Kelly Will.
After a martial arts training injury left him in severe pain, Tony Rios commented, “I was actually walking on a cane for about 4 months”. The Accurascope helped wrestle his injured spine back into shape. Doctors initially suggested fusion surgery for his spine which would have meant almost a year of rehabilitation. Instead Rios opted for the new, less-invasive procedure. "Seven days later I was actually in the gym holding mitts for somebody being able to punch me and so forth, moving around,” said Rios. And now two years later Rios says he's still kicking.
According to doctors at North American spine initial studies indicate 80-85 percent of patients report good results from the procedure, which is significantly higher than traditional open back surgery. The Accurascope is only available through North American spine offices in Dallas, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. A third location is set to open in Tampa, Florida in late 2010.