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Our back doctors at Anchorage Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic are recognized leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of back injuries and conditions.

Patient Education

The majority of back pain symptoms stem from inflammation due to an acute injury or overuse of the muscles, joints, or tendons.

Understanding and adhering to proper posture and lifting techniques can help decrease your chance for sustaining a back injury, such as a fracture, herniated disc, or strained muscle.

However, not all causes of back pain are as easily preventable; pain can also arise from a chronic or degenerative condition or from conditions that may spontaneously occur, such as disc herniations.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms of back pain, it’s important to seek treatment from a spine specialist as soon as possible before your condition worsens.

  • Pain that radiates from the neck to the arm/hand
  • Pain that radiates from the back to the leg/foot
  • Pain that increases in the back, leg, or foot with standing or walking and is relieved by sitting
  • Pain following heavy lifting, especially if you have osteoporosis
  • Numbness, tingling, or weakness in the arms or legs
  • Nerve or dexterity problems in the arms and hands

At Anchorage Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic, we understand that pain in the back can make everyday activities difficult. Our back doctors know that proper diagnosis is paramount in determining the most effective treatment plan for your individual condition.

To consult with a back doctor at Anchorage Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic, please request an appointment online or call 907.563.3145.

Why choose Anchorage Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic?

Our back surgeons at Anchorage Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic have completed additional training specifically in the back, neck, and spine. With this advanced training, our back surgeons, Dr. Peterson and Dr. Spencer, have the training, experience, and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your back injury or condition individually to your needs.

To consult with one of our back surgeons, please request an appointment online or call 907.563.3145.