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Second Opinions

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For those back and neck pain sufferers who have exhausted nonsurgical treatment options, spine surgery may be the next step in resolving a spine problem. Because spine surgery is a serious decision, it is a good idea to obtain a second opinion.

A second opinion from Kenai Spine can provide you the following benefits: dr craig humphreys treatment for back pain neck pain kenai alaska

  • Determine if you have considered all possible treatment options and if there are any other nonsurgical options can relieve symptoms without the need for surgery.

  • If spine surgery is necessary, what type of spine surgery should be performed. You many not need a complex fusion procedure that was initially recommended.

  • Are you a candidate for new artificial disc technology that would provide a better outcome.

  • Do you qualify for minimally invasive spine surgery in day surgery, and be home later that same afternoon, for a faster recovery and return to activity.

  • Could you benefit from a second opinion? And is it worth the time and expense to travel to a spine center?

Complete the Second Opinion form below to describe your case. After learning of your condition, the specialists at Kenai Spine can advise you if a second opinion would be helpful and worth the expense.

Second Opinion Form

Fill out the information below to request a second opinion. Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

*First, Last Name

*Email Address

Phone


Your Symptoms

Which of the following best describes your symptoms?

How long have you suffered from these symptoms?

Do you have pain radiating PAST your knee and elbow?

yes     no

Does your leg or arm ever go numb?

yes     no

Have you had back or neck surgery before?

yes     no

Does your back or neck pain wake you up at night?

yes     no

How many pills do you take each day for pain relief


Work Information

Which of the following describes you currently?

Did your back or neck injury happen at work?

yes     no

If you are not working, how long have you been off work because of your back or neck injury?


Accident Information

Was your injury the result of a car accident or other trauma?

yes     no


Attorney Information

Was an attorney involved in your case?

yes     no

First Opinion

Did you receive a first opinion?

yes     no

If so, what type of procedure has been recommended to you?

Describe the treatments you have received to date, including PT, injections, or surgeries:


Other Information

What else should we know about your case?


 

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Educational Resources
Medical Animations

Watch various medical animations to learn about conditions and treatment options.

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View medical illustrations that help you understand pain symptoms.

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Learn about special exercises and stretches that can relieve pain and help rehab muscles and joints.

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Learn about minimally invasive surgery techniques that enable patients to go home the same day.

Where to find us

Kenai Spine is proud to announce that we have moved into our new spine center at 240 Hospital Place, Suite 103, in Soldotna, Alaska. Over the past few years, Kenai Spine has become a referral center for those with back and neck pain with patients coming from as far away as Anchorage, Fairbanks and Seward. Click here for driving directions.

Physician Bios
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S. Craig Humphreys, MD
Fellowship-trained spine surgeon
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

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Mark Simonson, MD
Board Certified in PM&R
Board Certified in Pain Medicine