Athletes of both sexes, whatever the sport, risk a spinal injury whenever they compete in their chosen endeavor. Although some wear protective covering, the turning, twisting, contortions, and blows to their bodies may lead to spinal problems.
With a spinal injury, they may miss several games or the rest of the season. Maybe they’ll need major surgery, which could mean a long and painful recovery. Or, what if they must retire from the sport they love?
Because of the potential problematic possibilities of a spinal injury, some athletes don’t report the severity of their pain. They may also “forget” to report other symptons that result from the injury.
Too often the athete, needlessly, tries to work through the injury. They stock up on over-the-counter pain killers and hope for the best.
What if there’s a better answer for the injury, the athlete, or, for that matter, a whole team?
Located in Dallas, Texas, is North American Spine that uses a mimimally invasive back surgery to correct spinal problems. Called AccuraScope, the surgeon uses lasers, high-definition cameras, and diagnostic tools to locate and treat problematic areas in the spine.
AccurScope has an 82 percent success ratio treating bulging discs, lower spine injuries, herniated discs, and other spinal problems.
The pre-op for the outpatient surgery is quick and to the point. Rather than relying on medical reports and diagnostic reviews, a coordinator asks the patient about their spinal problems. Patients can tell the medical personel more about their pain than do x-rays or reports.
The doctor pores through the patients medical information to determine if their injury qualifies for Accurascope.
After they’re qualified, the next day they come back to North American Spine to meet their doctor. The day after is AccuraScope day. After they’re given a general sedative, they’ll undergo a 30 to 45 minute AccuraScope.
Then, they’re taken to the recovery room for about an hour. Following that, in most cases, they’ll walk out of the clinic under their own volition with no pain.
The next day they return to North American Spine for a post-op review, and the doctor suggests ways to promote a complete recovery.