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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Spinal Polio

August 23, 2015

Most don’t know about the iron lung. The iron lung was a machine used to treat polio patients to clear their lungs of mucus, help them breathe and feed them through a tube. Poliomyelitis, which is often called polio, is

Spinal Manipulation

Spinal Manipulation is a therapeutic intervention performed on the spinal joints. Hippocrates, the father of medicine, used manipulative techniques. Chiropractors, osteopathic physicians, occupational therapists and physical therapists now most commonly provide spinal manipulation. Orthopedic surgeons have used these techniques when

Gulf Coast Spine Care Has Your Back

Gulf Coast Spine Care is your spine specialist. Our team of experts is committed to the full spectrum of spine care. But more importantly our team is committed to YOU. We pride ourselves on our concierge service. We strive to

Pain Assessment Tool

When discussing pain assessment it is extremely difficult to determine where someone is at one point in time. The doctor or nurse is often faced with a difficult situation of trying to plan an effective treatment program but having difficulty understanding

Back Surgery for Golfing Great

When you’re a professional golfer who has spent over three decades on the PGA Tour and has 16 major championships, being bedridden is out of the question. Back in 2004, golfing pro-Lee Trevino was so debilitated with pain caused by

Fitness For Older Adults

Keeping active and remaining fit can help prolong your life and can even help prevent or delay illnesses or disabilities, as you grow older. The benefits of physical activity extend throughout life and can improve many health conditions. Being active

Oil Rig Injuries

Injuries to the neck and back may vary from major trauma where a patient sustains a fracture or dislocation to minor trauma or soft tissue injury. Major trauma requires multisystem evaluation and treatment. Treatment may vary from an orthosis or

Diving Feet First, First Time

With summer and good weather comes the desire to swim and dive. One of the most common causes of cervical spinal cord injury is diving. Diving is the fourth leading cause of spinal cord injury for men and the fifth

Texting While Driving

Texting while driving is bad for your neck. Not only are you prone to neck strain, but also the possibility of getting into a motor vehicle accident and sustaining a whiplash injury or worse is high. When a person is

Motorcycle Riding and Back Pain

The most common problems of serious motorcycle riders who spend a lot of time on their motorcycles is upper and low back pain. For those who commute on a daily basis, riding takes a toll on the spine and back