Welcome to Sea Spine Orthopedic Institute!

As one of the most elite orthopedic practices in the country, our size and strength allows for a larger depth of knowledge. Our physicians are both generally and specialty trained. No matter how common or obscure your problem, we have the capability to offer the best treatment. Our team of board certified surgeons and knowledgeable staff use the latest medical knowledge and technology to provide you the best care available. With four convenient offices located throughout the state of Florida, we are able to provide our patients with easy to schedule appointments. The care at Sea Spine Orthopedic Institute doesn’t stop at just making a diagnosis and formulating the treatment plan, we remain involved throughout the entire healing process to ensure the fastest, healthiest and most complete recovery possible.

Experiencing Back or Neck Pain?
Lower Back Pain
As people age, bone strength and muscle elasticity and tone tend to decrease. The lumbar discs begin to lose fluid and flexibility, which decreases their ability to cushion the vertebrae. If the spine becomes overly strained or compressed, a disc may rupture or bulge outward. This rupture may put pressure on one of the more than 50 nerves rooted to the spinal cord that control body movements and transmit signals from the body to the brain.
Pinched Nerve
A pinched nerve is a condition that occurs when surrounding tissue or structures compress the nerve and reduces its ability to function properly. The most common places in the spine that a pinched nerve occurs are in the neck or lower back. If the lower lumbar nerves become compressed or pinched, this condition is commonly referred to as sciatica.
Bulging Disc
A disc bulges when the outer layer of a vertebral disc swells outward and places pressure on the surrounding nerves and structures. Although a bulging disc is similar to a herniated disc, it is different in that the inner material has not seeped out through the outer layer of the disc. A bulging disc will usually occur in the lower back or the neck, but may also very rarely be found in the mid back.
Carpal Tunnel
Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome are felt in the lower arms and hands. Symptoms include numbness, tingling, pain that radiates along the nerve path, and a sensation of pins and needles. The longer the nerve remains compressed the more chance there is that permanent damaged may occur. Because of this it is important to seek treatment as soon as the condition is diagnosed.
Patient Testimonials
Alt TextI started to have back pain out of no where three years ago. The pain started to run down my right leg. I began to worry and started my search for an Orthopedic Doctor. I have been to a few and never felt comfortable with the Doctors and staff. I made an appointment to go to Sea Spine Orthopedic Institute when one of my colleagues had a great experience and finally felt better with her knee injury. From the moment I made the appointment I knew I was in the right hands. The staff are very helpful and considerate. Once I met and spoke to Dr. Appel I again knew my Orthopedic search was over. Dr. Appel spent a great time with me going over my spinal condition. He presented a treatment plan no other had before. It has been two months since I have met Sea Spine Orthopedic Institute and I am excited to say I am pain free with out surgery. This may change but at least I can live my life again and be active. Thank you Dr. Appel for giving me a new lease on life!!Christine Fraulo - Plantation, FL
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Our Doctors

With skilled doctors working alongside an educated staff, Sea Spine Orthopedic is dedicated to give you the quality care you require with the genuine personal touch you deserve. We specialize in helping people with orthopedic issues get back to their everyday activates, by diagnosing and treating the problem. Currently there are three orthopedic surgeons working at Sea Spine who are dedicated to patient care.