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Diagnosis, Prevention and Surgical Treatment

Spine Care

  • Spinal Fusion
  • Neck Pain
  • Disc Problems
  • Back Pain

Spine Care

Prior to starting any type of treatment, it is always advisable to first see an appropriately trained spine specialist to develop an appropriate treatment program for your specific condition and medical history.

Neck Pain

Neck Pain

Neck pain can be extremely debilitating and is one of the most common reasons why people visit our Torrance neck pain doctor. When someone suffers from neck pain, they are often worried that something major could be wrong with their neck, back, or spine. It is understandable that these symptoms are worrisome and require the attention of a trained medical professional. Because there are so many potential causes of neck pain, it is important to see a neck specialist to figure out why and how the neck pain has developed. This will be an important step in making sure that the right treatment plan is developed. Depending on the exact cause of the neck pain, the treatment plan could vary.

Degenerative Disc Disease

While degenerative disc disease can sound like an intimidating diagnosis, it is a misnomer, referring to a fairly common condition. The “disease” is characterized by the natural degeneration of spinal discs over time that causes pain. Depending on each patient and the severity of the degeneration, symptoms can range from minimal pain to intense pain that interferes with daily activity. At Coastal Neurosurgery & Spine, our team of interdisciplinary medical professionals, including spine surgeons, physical therapists, PM&R, and Neurosurgeons, offer integrated treatments for degenerative disc disease. Treatments can range from non-surgical therapies to minimally invasive medical procedures.

Degenerative Disc Disease
Back Pain

Herniated Disc

In between each individual vertebra composing your spine are jelly-like pads of gelatinous tissue called spinal discs. The purpose of a spinal disc is to protect vertebrae from scraping against each other and facilitate movement of the spine. If your spine were made only of bony vertebrae, you could not bend, twist or perform other spine-associated movements without suffering severe pain and bone erosion.


We are really fortunate to have a surgeon like Dr. Poelstra in our area! He and his team are the absolute best at what they do. If you need spine surgery make sure to consider Dr. Poelstra ...You will be impressed

~Jeff~

Love Dr Wingo and staff!! They helped my mom last year with surgery that gave her her mobility back and today he put my mind at ease after reviewing my MRI. Would recommend Spine Institute to anyone with back issues.

~Janet~

Vicki Jarrett, MD

Vicki has over 25 years of orthopedic and spine experience. With 10 years in general, plastic, & vascular surgery, and urgent care/ER and occupational medicine. Vicki holds knowledge in bariatrics, neuro surgery, urology, trauma and ENT. She is also on the DOT National Registry. During her PA career, she served 8 years on the Alabama Board of Physician Assistants as President, Secretary and CME chair. Vicki currently serves with the Florida Assoc. of Physician Assistants as regional representative. You can see why we are so excited to have her as part of our team!

Anna Braun, APRN-BC

Anna Braun is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner who is from Central Florida. After receiving her bachelors in nursing from Samford Univerity in Birmingham, she acqurired her masters in nursing from The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Anna comes to us after spending the last seven years as a first assist in the UAB operating room. She has extensive experience in the O.R. with first assists and is competent at both office based and surgical settings.