Arthritis affects approximately 80% of people over the age of 55 in the United States resulting in tenderness, pain, swelling and stiffness of joints as well abnormalities of various soft tissues of the body. How well do you know the causes of Arthritis?
In conjunction with Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, Dr. Howard Cotler of Gulf Coast Spine Care, sits down with Fox 26 reporter, Melissa Wilson, to discuss back injuries and how to know when it's time to seek professional treatment.
Most neck and spine conditions don't require surgery. Dr. Cotler successfully treats patients with physical therapy, laser spine therapy, injections, and other non-surgical options. Only when all other treatments have been exhausted will Dr.
Cotler recommend surgery.