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CBS’ The Doctors TV Show Features Dr. Ken Reed of North American Spine and the AccuraScope Procedure for back pain

Dr. Ken Reed of North American Spine talks about the unique AccuraScope procedure for people suffering from back pain.

In an effort to make life easier for back pain sufferers, The Doctors TV show featured Dr. Ken Reed of North American Spine to talk about the unique AccuraScope Procedure. The procedure which is exclusive to North American Spine has proven very effective for people suffering from bulging discs, herniated discs and spinal stenosis among other back pain conditions.

More than 200 million Americans suffer from back pain which can now be treated with the breakthrough Accurascope Procedure, the least invasive option available for treatment of back pain. The procedure uses a tiny catheter with a laser and a camera to diagnose and treat the source of back pain in real time. The incision is less than a quarter inch in length. “This is really fascinating because we’re able to make these small incisions now where you used to have to make these big, long incisions in someone’s back”, said Dr. Travis Stark, the host physician of The Doctors.

“There are a lot of reasons to like this procedure”, said Dr. Reed of North American Spine. “It’s hard to get any smaller incision than one that’s just a fraction of the width of your finger. Two weeks later, most people can’t even find the incision”. The AccuraScope Procedure is an outpatient procedure, and many patients can be back to activities within a few days.

To learn more about Dr. Reed, and North American Spine’s AccuraScope Procedure visit http://www.northamericanspine.com. There you can see several patient testimonials and a video demonstration of the procedure.

About North American Spine:
North American Spine LLC is an education, patient advocacy, research and marketing institution whose mission is to help people find relief from their debilitating back pain.

North American Spine Partners With University General Hospital

North American Spine is pleased to announce a new partnership with University General Hospital in Houston, TX. Starting in October, doctors specially trained by North American Spine will perform the revolutionary AccuraScopeTM Procedure in Houston to diagnose and treat lumbar back pain. Currently, doctors trained by North American Spine are located in Dallas, TX.

University General Hospital is a physician-owned, 72-bed acute care hospital designed to suit the most exacting requirements of superb, state-of-the-art medical treatment. University General Hospital offers 5-star level service, is competitively priced and more affordable than most other hospitals.

“North American Spine is excited to be expanding into an important new market with a partner the caliber of University General Hospital,” said Chris Lloyd, CEO of North American Spine. “UGH will be instrumental in bringing our exciting medical advancements to the greater Houston community.”

In addition to the Houston market, North American Spine plans to expand its elite group of hand-selected specialists and Partner Hospitals in select worldwide markets including the New York/New Jersey metro area as well as Southern California in late 2010.

For more information on North American Spine’s minimally invasive procedures, please visit http://www.northamericanspine.com.

About North American Spine.

North American Spine’s revolutionary AccuraScope™ Discectomy and Neural Decompression (D.N.D.) procedure is a minimally invasive, natural opening procedure used to both diagnose and treat disc problems on multiple levels directly at their source. The procedure takes approximately 30-45 minutes with patients usually being discharged in about an hour and able to resume light physical activity the next day. It has a demonstrated track record and an unrivaled success rate with more than 5,000 patients already treated for chronic and acute back pain. North American Spine is the only group in the Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston areas that performs the AccuraScope™ D.N.D. procedure and has trained physicians dedicated to providing the best spine care for patients.

About University General Hospital

University General Hospital is a physician-owned, 72-bed general acute care hospital designed from the ground up to suit the most exacting requirements of superb, state-of-the-art medical treatment while pampering patients and families with an inviting environment that encourages relaxation and healing. University General Hospital offers 5-star level of services and is competitively priced and more affordable than most other hospitals. University General Hospital participates in all major managed care plans. For more information, please visit http://www.universitygeneralhospital.com.

North American Spine Makes Guest Appearance on “Good Morning Texas”

North American Spine is pleased to announce the appearance of Dr. Robert Bulger on the program Good Morning Texas,live from the Victory Park WFAA studio. The segment featured host Rob McCollum’s interview with the North American Spine physician about preventing and treating common back injuries.

The segment discusses the unique minimally invasive treatment for back pain sufferers offered by North American Spine and the Accurascope procedure. The natural opening procedure is used to both diagnose and treat disc problems on multiple levels directly at their source. The procedure takes approximately 30-45 minutes with patients usually being discharged in about an hour and able to resume light physical activity the next day.

“We are very proud of Dr. Bulger’s appearance on Good Morning Texas,” said Sam Bailey, President of North American Spine.“We hope his spine tips will help decrease the number of back injuries and increase the awareness of the treatment options sufferers have for debilitating back pain.”

If you missed the original telecast, you can view it at http://www.wfaa.com/good-morning-texas/Tips-for-Preventing-Common-Back-Injuries-this-Fall-103624479.html.

For more information on Dr. Bulger and North American Spine, please call 877-474-BACK or visit http://www.northamericanspine.com.

About North American Spine
North American Spine’s revolutionary AccuraScope™ Discectomy and Neural Decompression (D.N.D.) procedure is a minimally invasive, natural opening procedure used to both diagnose and treat disc problems on multiple levels directly at their source. The procedure takes approximately 30-45 minutes with patients usually being discharged in about an hour and able to resume light physical activity the next day. It has a demonstrated track record and an unrivaled success rate with more than 5,000 patients already treated for chronic and acute back pain. North American Spine is the only group in the Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston areas that performs the AccuraScope™ D.N.D. procedure and has trained physicians dedicated to providing the best spine care for patients. For more information about the AccuraScope™ D.N.D. procedure and North American Spine, please visit http://www.northamericanspine.com.

North American Spine Welcomes Kenneth Alo, M.D. to Physician Group

North American Spine is pleased to announce that Kenneth Alo, M.D. has joined our group to help further the advancement of minimally invasive pain treatment techniques used to both diagnose and treat inter-vertebral lumbar discs, spinal stenosis and many other causes of back pain. North American Spine’s physicians treat chronic pain of the spine using the latest technology and a unique procedure called the AccuraScope™. North American Spine’s trained physicians are the only doctors performing the AccuraScope™ procedure in Dallas/Fort Worth and now the Houston area. North American Spine plans to expand its elite group of hand-selected specialists in key locations nationwide, including the recently-opened Houston location, Southern California and New Jersey, with expansion to select markets internationally also under way.
Dr. Alo graduated from Texas A&M University College of Medicine and completed his General Surgery Internship, Anesthesiology Residency, and Interventional Pain Fellowship at The Methodist Hospital, and Baylor college of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals in the Texas Medical Center. He is board certified and has been active in supporting the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the American Neuromodulation Society, the National Pain Foundation, the International Neuromodulation Society, The International Association for the Study of Pain, The American Pain Foundation, and the American Pain Society in various roles.

“North American Spine is proud to expand our team with a consummate professional in Ken Alo, M.D.,” said Christopher Lloyd, CEO of North American Spine. “Dr. Alo is world renowned in the development and application of advanced interventional pain techniques. His thought-leadership, clinical expertise and research drive will prove to be invaluable to our organization.”

Dr.Alo is specially trained on the AccuraScope™ procedure which allows physicians to examine the inside of the spinal canal and the discs of the lower back to identify, diagnose and treat any tears, ruptures, herniations, bulges or other abnormalities — many of which may be undetected or mis-identified by MRIs. Dr. Alo maintains progressive diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms by continuously studying, teaching, writing and participating in the latest clinical research. His goal is to systematically intervene and break a patient’s pain cycle accurately and promptly, so that rehabilitative techniques can begin the reconditioning process. Applying North American Spine’s minimally invasive spine techniques to this approach represents a logical step in the conservative course of treatments Dr. Alo has championed in his own practice for decades.

“I am excited about joining a world class organization with the singular focus of delivering compassionate, state-of-the-art care for those with life altering suffering,” said Dr. Alo, physician with North American Spine. “We are expanding today’s science with tomorrow’s technology.”North American Spine currently operates at Forest Park Medical Center in Dallas, Texas and University General Hospital in Houston, Texas. For more information on Dr. Alo and North American Spine’s minimally invasive procedures, please visit http://www.northamericanspine.com.

About North American Spine
North American Spine’s revolutionary AccuraScope™ Discectomy and Neural Decompression (D.N.D.) procedure is a minimally invasive, natural opening procedure used to both diagnose and treat disc problems on multiple levels directly at their source. The procedure takes approximately 30-45 minutes with patients usually being discharged in about an hour and able to resume light physical activity the next day. It has a demonstrated track record and an unrivaled success rate with more than 5,000 patients already treated for chronic and acute back pain. North American Spine is the only group in the Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston area(s) that performs the AccuraScope™ D.N.D. procedure and has trained physicians dedicated to providing the best spine care for patients. For more information about the AccuraScope™ D.N.D. procedure and North American Spine, please visit http://www.northamericanspine.com.

North American Spine Welcomes Robert R. Bulger, M.D. to Dallas Physician Group

North American Spine is pleased to announce that Robert R. Bulger, M.D. has joined our group to help further the advancement of minimally invasive back pain treatment techniques. The AccuraScope(TM) Discectomy and Neural Decompression (D.N.D.) procedure treats a variety of conditions responsible for back pain on multiple lumbar levels using one single, tiny incision. North American Spine’s trained physicians are the only doctors performing the procedure in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. North American Spine plans to expand its elite group of hand-selected specialists in key locations nationwide, including Houston, TX soon with expansion to select markets worldwide also underway.

After attending the prestigious Mayo Medical School College of Medicine, Dr. Bulger trained in both Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology at Emory University in Atlanta. During his fellowship at Penn State, he developed epidural infusion protocols and techniques for post-operative pain that have since been adopted by numerous hospitals, including the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic. Other honors include an invitation to be an expert panelist and lecturer at the American Society of Anesthesiology national meeting, visiting professor for the UT Southwestern Medical Center residency and a former President of the Dallas County Anesthesia Society. Dr. Bulger has also been selected by his peers as one of D Magazine’s Best Doctors in Dallas in each of the past six years.

“North American Spine and our specially trained physicians are dedicated to providing the best spine care for patients,” said Sam Bailey, Ph.D., President of North American Spine. “We are excited and honored to work with a physician of Dr. Bulger’s stature. His knowledge and experience will help us continue to improve our already excellent outcomes and formalize our research studies for peer-reviewed publication.”

Dr. Bulger is specially trained on the AccuraScope(TM) procedure which allows physicians to examine the inside of the spinal canal and the discs of the lower back to identify, diagnose and treat any tears, ruptures, herniations, bulges or other abnormalities – many of which may be undetected or mis-identified by MRIs.

“The AccuraScope(TM) procedure represents a significant, yet natural evolution of proven pain management techniques,” said Dr. Bulger, physician with North American Spine. “This represents the logical next step in a conservative course of treatments if the patient does not respond to traditional pain management techniques.”

The AccuraScope(TM) procedure is a minimally invasive, natural opening procedure that allows doctors to diagnose and treat acute and chronic back pain problems. AccuraScope(TM) has a demonstrated track record and an unrivaled success rate with over 5,000 patients already treated.

For more information on Dr. Bulger and North American Spine’s minimally invasive procedures, please visit http://www.northamericanspine.com.

About North American Spine

North American Spine’s revolutionary AccuraScope(TM) Discectomy and Neural Decompression (D.N.D.) procedure is a minimally invasive, natural opening procedure used to both diagnose and treat disc problems on multiple levels directly at their source. The procedure takes approximately 30-45 minutes with patients usually being discharged in about an hour and able to resume light physical activity the next day. It has a demonstrated track record and an unrivaled success rate with over 5,000 patients already treated for chronic and acute back pain. North American Spine is the only group in the Dallas/Fort Worth area that performs the AccuraScope(TM) D.N.D. procedure and has trained physicians dedicated to providing the best spine care for patients. For more information about the AccuraScope(TM) D.N.D. procedure and North American Spine, please visit http://www.northamericanspine.com.

Dr. Kenneth Reed of North American Spine, Dayton Named Featured Physician By Forest Park Medical Center

Dr. Kenneth Reed of North American Spine was named the Featured Physician of the month in May by Forest Park Medical Center. Dr. Reed has been operating at Forest Park Medical Center since May 2009.

Specialty board certified in internal medicine, anesthesiology and pain management, Dr. Reed is well known for performing the AccuraScope procedure, a unique pain management procedure only performed by North American Spine physicians. Currently, the AccuraScope Procedure is only available at Forest Park Medical Center in Dallas as well as Dayton, Ohio. The AccuraScope procedure is a unique minimally invasive procedure that allows physicians to diagnose and treat acute and chronic back pain problems caused by herniated or bulging discs, scar tissue, stenosis, sciatica and other ailments.

In 2009, D Magazine named Dr. Reed one of the Best Doctors in Dallas. Dr. Reed has published and presented papers on various topics in pain management, and more specifically, he has developed new uses of implantable neurostimulators for the control of pain. He developed the use of implantable stimulators for the problem of various types of severe, intractable headaches techniques that are now used around the world. Additionally, Dr. Reed is a recognized teaching specialist for training physicians in specialized techniques of implantable neurostimulation.

Dr. Reed was an honors graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, which is limited to the top of the graduating class. He then completed two separate residency programs in internal medicine and anesthesiology.

About North American Spine

North American Spine is a leading provider of minimally invasive spine care using its proprietary AccuraScope procedure. North American Spine is a privately held company with corporate headquarters in Dallas, TX. Until January of 2009, the company operated as a single-doctor practice in Dayton, OH, where the AccuraScope procedure was first developed. To know more about us visit at http://northamericanspine.com

North American Spine President Sam Bailey, Ph.D., makes guest appearance on “Celebration.”

North American Spine is pleased to announce that its President, Sam Bailey, Ph.D., will appear on a LIVE televised broadcast of Celebration, hosted by the Daystar Television Network. The segment will feature discussions of the revolutionary AccuraScopeTM procedure, designed to help treat chronic back pain sufferers. North American Spine’s minimally invasive procedure allows improved diagnosis and treatment of common causes of back pain such as bulging discs, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis and sciatica. For patients who do not want to undergo a fusion or traditional open back surgery, this laser spine surgery offers an effective option with a fast recovery time.

In addition to his role as President of North American Spine, Dr. Bailey is also the Senior Pastor at Twin Lakes Baptist Church in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Alongside his wife, Dr. Bailey has developed several church programs, contracted and supervised five building programs, raised over $3 million for charitable causes in the US and twelve countries, authored a book for other pastors and conducted more than 85 radio shows and four national television appearances. Bailey received his Ph.D. in Theology and Masters of Art from Louisiana Baptist College and his Bachelor of Science from Tri-State Baptist College.

Hosted by Daystar Television Network, Celebration brings powerful, moving testimonies, today’s top best-selling and new authors, leaders in faith and business, special music guests, professional athletes and so much more, straight into your living room. Celebration is a LIVE broadcast that is shown around the world going into homes in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Australia, North America, South America, the nation of Israel and now Hong Kong – a total of 641 million homes worldwide!