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Back Pain Sufferers Have an Exciting New Option

As many as 88% of Americans will suffer back pain at one point in their lives. Traditionally, those who have needed surgery to repair their spine issues have often faced daunting choices involving long recovery times and extended rehabilitative periods off work. But now back pain sufferers have another option. The AccuraScope procedure, performed by North American Spine, out of Dallas, Texas, is a minimally invasive procedure in which surgeons use a laser to make incisions only about a centimeter long. This advanced technique can be used to repair a wide range of spinal diseases. The procedure generally takes less than an hour. Patients can usually go home the same day and return to their jobs and normal lives in about a week.

Dr. Basem Abdelfattah, a pain specialist with North American Spine in Dallas, Texas appeared on WFAA’s Good Morning Texas to discuss this exciting new technology. Currently more than 8,000 people have benefitted from back and pain relief at the hands of specially trained surgeons. An astounding 82% have achieved success in ridding themselves of the effects of back pain. Patients have not needed to be Texans in order to take advantage of pain relief, movement restoration and ability to get back to their normal lives. Many patients have travelled from out of state and saved themselves thousands of dollars in potential medical treatment, by no longer needing medications, therapies or office visits.