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What’s Your Fear?

October 12, 2015

Fear your dentist?   Scared of spiders? Afraid of spine surgery?  Most people have minor fears. But when a fear becomes so severe that they cause tremendous anxiety and interfere with your normal life they’re called phobias. Both fear and phobias can

Little People

October 10, 2015

Some people are more prone to spinal disorders than others. People with short statures such is a achondroplastic dwarfs and various cultures are associated with spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis can be found in two areas of the spine, either in

Misdiagnosed Back Pain

Misdiagnosed back pain is all too common in the modern healthcare world. The wrong diagnosis may take many forms. There may be structural issues which are discounted, innocent or benign appearing abnormalities which are blamed for pain, disease process which

Spinal Aging or the Degenerative Cascade

September 28, 2015

Degenerative disc disease can sound quite frightening to someone hearing about it for the first time. Let us alleviate your fears by telling you that this really isn’t a disease, but a natural process that we all go through. A

What is Hypochondriasis?

Hypochondriasis is described as a type of somatoform disorder or mental illness where a person has symptoms of medical illness. The symptoms cannot be fully explained by actual physical disorder. Researchers consider this as an anxiety disorder. People with hypochondriasis

Feel Lightening Going Down Your Arm or Leg? Radiculopathy could be the culprit

September 25, 2015

Radiculopathy is the result of a compressed nerve causing pain that radiates into the arm or leg. The compression of the nerve may be either an acute episode, from a whiplash injury, disc herniation or additional traumatic episode such as

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