DALLAS, March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- North American Spine was featured on the CW 33 for their recent community outreach efforts. In honor of Yoga Recess Day, North American Spine donated nearly 50 yoga mats to the students at Robert E. Lee Elementary School in Dallas, Texas.
"At North American Spine, we deal with thousands of people each year with debilitating back pain—chronic pain that has often lasted for decades, sometimes starting in their younger years. So with Yoga Recess Day in mind, we wanted to give back," according to Jon Sasser, Director of Public Relations for North American Spine.
Approximately 50 pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students at the school participated in this specialized yoga class that encourages development of both children's bodies and minds. Many of the children ranged between 4 and 5 and live with mental and physical challenges. The CW was onsite to film Yoga Recess Day, a national initiative of the Yoga Health Foundation. Footage from the CW were featured on NewsFix, with images that included beginner yoga poses—that would also be fun for kids—such as the bow and downward dog poses.
"With proper care and attention throughout the day, most back pain can be prevented," Dr. Abram Burgher, an interventional pain management specialist with North American Spine in Scottsdale, AZ explained.
Yoga helps prevent chronic back pain from conditions like sciatica by maintaining a strong group of abdominal and back muscles that help support the spine. In fact, physicians sometimes prescribe Yoga as a conservative treatment for back pain before considering options like minimally invasive spine surgery if a patient's condition doesn't improve or worsens over a longer period of time.
It's best practice to incorporate a stretching or strengthening activity in daily routine, even if it's only for a few minutes. This can be physical therapy exercises, yoga or anything that improves flexibility and strengthens the stomach and back, also known as the core muscles.
North American Spine experts also encourage individuals to avoid prolonged sitting of more than 1-2 hours without taking a short break to stand and walk. Sitting creates more stress on the intervertebral discs than any other position. Changing positions, specifically sitting to standing to sleeping, may improve blood flow to the discs and can promote healing.
About North American Spine™
North American Spine™ is the exclusive provider of the AccuraScope® Procedure, a minimally invasive spine surgery that treats chronic back pain. To date, more than 8,000 AccuraScope procedures have been performed by board-certified physicians with specialty training in interventional pain management.
Medical research has shown that the AccuraScope procedure has an 82% success rate and saves a patient an average of $23,190 out-of-pocket over 5 years by reducing costs like medical visits and medications. North American Spine physicians are spine experts with specialty training in Orthopedic Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery, or Interventional Pain Management. Using a high definition camera and other diagnostic tools, the AccuraScope procedure's goal is to pinpoint all sources of chronic lower spine symptoms and treat them with advanced tools. The outpatient procedure is typically less than 45 minutes.
North American Spine will provide the CuraSpine® procedure, a minimally invasive spine surgery to help patients return living pain free. Nobilis Health recently acquired North American Spine, the parent company of the nationally recognized and highly-effective procedure, Accurascope®. Together, Accurascope and CuraSpine will function under North American Spine, increasing the quality of patient care for back pain with a family of minimal invasive, laser spine procedures.
SOURCE North American Spine