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

Patient Education

The spine is a highly complex and critical component of the human body, protecting the spinal cord while offering strength, structure, and flexibility.

The spine’s ability to provide support and mobility simultaneously makes it more susceptible to injury.

Since spine injuries can affect virtually any body part, there is a wide range of conditions and injuries encompassed by spine pain, thereby causing a wide range of symptoms.

From cervical spondylotic myleopathy and cervical disc herniations to spondylolisthesis and sciatica, spine pain can be the result of a serious condition.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms of spine pain, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible before your spine injury or 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
  • Numbness or tingling in one or both legs
  • Weakness in a specific area of the leg or arm
  • If associated with incontinence go to the emergency room

Our spine doctors at Anchorage Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic understand that damage to the spinal cord is not only disruptive, but also potentially devastating to those affected. Spine conditions and injuries should be examined by a spine specialist for prompt and proper diagnosis.

Our spine doctors, Dr. Peterson and Dr. Spencer, consider surgical treatment options only after nonsurgical methods have proven to be unsuccessful. If surgery is necessary for you to obtain the best results, our spine doctors will use the safest and latest surgical methods, proven to restore function and mobility.

Scoliosis

For adolescent, pediatric, or idiopathic scoliosis, Dr. Spencer is an expert in the care of scoliosis. He provides nonsurgical treatment options, which include exercises, bracing, and follow-up to treat scoliosis.

Scoliosis

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

Why choose Anchorage Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic?

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

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