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Back outdoors with Dr. Craig Humphreys

2023-02-20T15:59:04+00:00

Diagnosis:  Severe spinal stenosis with bilateral leg painTreatment:  Decompressive laminectomy and foraminotomyFor the past seven years, Frank and his wife Deborah have operated a popular brewery and bar in Alaska. For Frank, work in the brewery often involved some heavy lifting and a lot of standing. Frank first noticed an [read more]

Back outdoors with Dr. Craig Humphreys2023-02-20T15:59:04+00:00

How therapy is used to treat chronic back pain without surgery

2021-02-03T17:37:10+00:00

Sadly, many back and neck pain sufferers travel from doctor to doctor trying to find relief from recurring back pain symptoms and spasms. Along the way, a doctor may have recommended therapy as a non-surgical treatment option. Unfortunately, some people may be disappointed with the result. “Part of the [read more]

How therapy is used to treat chronic back pain without surgery2021-02-03T17:37:10+00:00

Unbiased source of information about cervical and lumbar artificial disc technology

2021-02-03T16:54:11+00:00

CentersforArtificialDisc.com was created to provide an unbiased source of information to consumers, primary care physicians and chiropractors about cervical and lumbar artificial disc technology and current research on spine care about potential disadvantages of traditional spinal fusion. Recognizing that individual physician web sites often are biased to the capabilities [read more]

Unbiased source of information about cervical and lumbar artificial disc technology2021-02-03T16:54:11+00:00

Dr. Craig Humphreys travels to Kenya to provide free spine surgery for those in need

2023-02-20T16:02:52+00:00

Throughout Dr. Humphreys’ career, he has looked for ways to give back to patients and the communities in which he has served. Over the years, Dr. Humphreys has also found great personal satisfaction providing free spine care, knowledge, and expertise to patients suffering from back and neck pain in [read more]

Dr. Craig Humphreys travels to Kenya to provide free spine surgery for those in need2023-02-20T16:02:52+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

2021-02-03T17:43:26+00:00

How do you find centers that specialize in artificial disc surgery? Spine specialists can include neurosurgeons specialized in spine surgery, orthopedic surgeons specialized in spine surgery, physical medicine doctors, anesthesiologists and physical therapists who specialize... Read more How do you find spine centers that do artificial disc replacement? Centers [read more]

Frequently Asked Questions2021-02-03T17:43:26+00:00

The new O-arm provides the most advanced surgical navigation tool

2021-02-03T17:45:04+00:00

Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna was the first hospital in Alaska to install the most current surgical navigation technology — the O-arm. O-arm® Surgical Imaging allows the surgeon fast access to real-time 3D high quality images of a patient’s anatomy which greatly helps during complex spinal and orthopaedic procedures. [read more]

The new O-arm provides the most advanced surgical navigation tool2021-02-03T17:45:04+00:00

Benefits of the artificial disc: PROS & CONS

2021-01-18T20:45:54+00:00

Benefits of the artificial disc: PROS & CONS Retains motion of the vertebrae. Prevents damage to other levels. No bone graft required. Quicker recovery. Less painful surgery than a fusion. Less blood loss during surgery. Spine surgeons may be cautious about artificial discs because: Wear and tear on artificial [read more]

Benefits of the artificial disc: PROS & CONS2021-01-18T20:45:54+00:00