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Gulf Coast Spine Care was founded on the principle that every human deserves respect. We are dedicated to the evaluation and management of conditions involving the adult neck, upper back and low back. We offer comprehensive spine care in a private and personalized setting.

We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of new and old conditions of the spine. These conditions include spine infections, fractures, tumors, deformity, arthritis, sciatica, neck and low back disc herniations, cervical myelopathy, spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis.

We maximize effective use of health care resources with the most judicious use possible. All attempts will be made to restore the patient back to an active and productive life.

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Sciatica Patients Don’t Need to Suffer Alone

Posted June 26, 2014 by Howard B. Cotler

Few people seem to understand or relate to the pain of   Sciatica  until they experience it for themselves. The condition stems from the sciatic nerve being pinched or pressured, resulting in shooting pain and an inability to walk or run properly. It can last for weeks or months without treatment, effectively disabling a person in daily life.

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Degenerative Disk Disease - Woman with back pain

To Stop Pain from Degenerative Disk Disease, Call Gulf Coast Spine Care

At Gulf Coast Spine Care, we know how to make the pain stop from degenerative disk disease. We use advanced techniques to stop neck and back pain combined with our 20 years of experience. Dr. Howard Cotler is our head surgeon and he has developed a solid reputation for clinical and surgical excellence. He has advanced training of special injuries and has written many articles and edited books about the spine. Our goal is to get you to turn your back on disability and live a normal, pain-free life. If you are experiencing pain in the neck or back, make an appointment to see us immediately.

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Herniated Disk - Woman holding her back in pain

Stop the Pain from a Herniated Disk at Gulf Coast Spine Care

When the soft inner nucleus of your vertebral disc breaks through a weakened area in the outer shell, the result is a herniated disk. This can cause a great deal of pain and could disrupt a person's normal daily routine. Gulf Coast Spine Care will make the pain stop. We have renowned surgeon Dr. Howard Cotler on staff and he will use his vast expertise to find relief from the pain. For over 20 years, patients have visited us and discovered ways of living a pain-free life despite neck and back pain. We find solutions for all kinds of neck, back problems, and return people to their normal lives. Make an appointment today.

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Spinal Stenosis - Man holding back in pain

Gulf Coast Spine Care Stop Spinal Stenosis Pain

Patients around the ages of 50 to 60 sometimes begin to experience a condition called Spinal Stenosis, which is the degeneration of the spine. It can cause excruciating pain. Gulf Coast Spine care is in the business of making the pain stop. We have assisted many patients over the past 20 or so years who were suffering from some sort of neck and back pain. We will evaluate and manage disorders and injuries that affect the adult cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. In a personalized and private setting, we will provide you with the most comprehensive care possible. If your spine is degenerating and causing you pain, do not waste time in making an appointment to see us. Call today.

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Sciatica - Old couple holding hands

Feeling Pain from Sciatica? Gulf Coast Spine Care can Help Stop the Pain

Sciatica can cause pain in the lower back area, usually around the buttocks and in the legs. Patients experience pain when the sciatic nerve is pinched or compressed due to another condition within the same vicinity. Gulf Coast Spine Care specializes in relieving patients of pain caused by this disorder. Dr. Howard Cotler, our head surgeon, can identify the underlying condition that is causing the pain to occur. He is board certified and has more than 20 years of experience in solving neck and back pain issues. If you are suffering from any type of pain in the back or neck, make an appointment with us today.

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