Kenai Spine
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108 East Corral Ave.    
Soldotna, Alaska 99669    
Phone: 907-260-5455    



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Central Peninsula Hospital


Kenai Spine provides relief for those with back and neck pain

Kenai Spine is a regional spine Center of Excellence that combines the expertise of a fellowship-trained spine surgeon (the highest level of medical education possible); a Mayo Clinic-trained specialist in non-surgical treatment options; and a spine therapist — all under one roof. The spine center was founded in 2011 by Dr. Craig Humphreys, a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, who left a busy spine practice in Tennessee to return home to Alaska where he grew up. Kenai Spine is designed to be a resource for people with back pain or neck pain, as well as other physicians in the Kenai Peninsula who may need to refer back pain or neck pain patients to a spine specialist. Dr. Humphreys and Dr. Simonson are on staff at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna.

Community Involvement

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Kenai Spine takes pride in supporting the many communities we serve. Click here to learn ways Kenai Spine Gives Back.


A fresh approach to back pain

The good news is that 80% of back and neck pain gets better on its own over time. And with Kenai Spine, only a small percentage of patients will ever need spine surgery. Isn’t that a relief? Within this site, you will find symptom charts, home remedies that relieve pain symptoms, and when you need to see a doctor. One of the key features that sets Kenai Spine apart from other clinics that treat back and neck pain is its spine-specialized therapy area. Click here to learn more.

Kenai Spine is the only spine center in the State of Alaska to be included in Spine Center Network, an exclusive national listing of credentialed spine centers of excellence. Click here to learn more.

Mayo Clinic-trained specialist

We’re pleased to announce that in May 2014, Kenai Spine welcomed Mark Simonson, MD, a Mayo Clinic-trained specialist in non-surgical spine care. Dr. Simonson is board-certified in both Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine. Dr. Simonson who performs EMGs and lumbar and cervical spine injections, is now accepting new patient referrals related to back and neck pain at Kenai Spine in Soldotna. Click here to learn more.


Back to Life Journal

Back to Life

The primary goal of treatment at Kenai Spine is to help our patients return to everyday activities. We provide a 16-page Back to Life Journal featuring information on the latest treatment options for back and neck pain along with tips to prevent future spine injury. To subscribe to our Back to Life Journal, please click here.