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Our back doctors at Flagstaff Bone & Joint are recognized leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of back injuries and conditions.

The majority of back pain symptoms in patients stem from inflammation due to an acute injury or overuse. 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.

When to See a Back Doctor Near You

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

  • Neck pain that radiates down to the arm/hand
  • Back pain that radiates down to the leg/foot
  • Pain that increases in the back, leg, or foot with standing or walking and is relieved by sitting
  • Back 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

Patients should also seek medical treatment from a doctor if they have pain after a fall or injury, and/or are experiencing trouble urinating, a fever, or unintentional weight loss, as these symptoms could be a sign of a serious problem requiring immediate treatment by an orthopaedic specialist who specializes in the back, neck, spine, pain management, or spine surgery.

Common back, neck, and spine orthopaedic conditions patients suffer from include:

  • Chronic pain
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica pain
  • Spinal stenosis and other spinal conditions
  • Upper and lower back pain

At Flagstaff Bone & Joint, we understand that pain in the back can make everyday activities difficult. Our orthopaedic doctors and surgeon who specialize in the back know that proper diagnosis is paramount in determining the most effective care plan for your individual condition and work collaboratively with our pain management doctor and physiatrist to provide you with the best treatment options and determine your individual treatment plan.

To consult with a back, neck, or spine surgeon or a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, or physiatrist, specializing in back pain at Flagstaff Bone & Joint, please request an appointment online or call (928) 773-2280. We have locations in Flagstaff, Williams, Cottonwood, and Kingman – Hualapai Mountain to best accommodate your needs.

Why choose Flagstaff Bone & Joint?

Our back doctors and surgeon at Flagstaff Bone & Joint have completed additional training specifically in the back, neck, and spine. With this advanced training, Dr. John Hall, Dr. Kevin O'Donnell, and Dr. Marshall Meier have the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your back injury or condition, exhausting conservative treatment options first before exploring surgery.

To consult with one of our back doctors, please request an appointment online or call (928) 773-2280.

Learn more about The Spine Center at Flagstaff Bone & Joint

Our specialty-trained back, neck, and spine specialists have extensive training in treating lumbar and spine conditions using a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach. Our board-certified and fellowship-trained spine surgeon, Dr. John Hall, and our pain management and physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist, Dr. Marshall Meier, can provide the best back pain treatment to meet your needs. Click here to learn more about The Spine Center.