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

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 in patients.

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

When to See a Spine Doctor Near You

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms of spine pain, it’s important to seek treatment near you in Flagstaff, Cottonwood, or Kingman as soon as possible before your spine injury or condition worsens disrupting your health and potentially leading to surgery.

  • 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

At Flagstaff Bone & Joint, our spine surgeon and doctors in Flagstaff, Cottonwood, and Kingman 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 and medical care.

Common spine disorders and conditions patients suffer from include: 

  • Lumbar or low back pain
  • Cervical or neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Lumbar disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Chronic pain
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • arthritis of the spine, cervical or lumbar
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Compression fracture
  • Other spinal disorders

Our spine, neck, and back doctors, Dr. John Hall, Dr. Ross JonesDr. Kevin O'Donnell, and Dr. Marshall Meier, consider surgical treatment options only after nonsurgical methods have proven to be unsuccessful, and our surgeon utilizes minimally invasive spine surgery techniques such as laminectomy and discectomy. If spine surgery is necessary for you to obtain the best results, our spine surgeon will use the safest and latest surgical methods proven to restore function and mobility.

To consult with an orthopaedic specialist at Flagstaff Bone & Joint, please request an appointment online or call (928) 773-2280. We have locations in Flagstaff, Cottonwood, and Kingman to best accommodate your needs.

Why choose Flagstaff Bone & Joint?

Our specialty-trained doctors and surgeon have completed additional training through fellowship, specifically in the back, neck, and spine. With this advanced training, Dr. John Hall, Dr. Ross JonesDr. Kevin O'Donnell, and Dr. Marshall Meier have the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your spine injury or condition individually to your needs.

To consult with a spine doctor, please request an appointment online or call (928) 773-2280.

Learn About The Spine Team at Flagstaff Bone & Joint

Our back, neck and spine specialists have extensive specialty training in treating spinal conditions and disorders using a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach. Our spine surgeons, Dr. John Hall and Dr. Ross Jones, completed fellowship training and is board-certified, and our pain management and physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist, Dr. Marshall Meier, can provide the best spine care to meet your needs. Click here to learn more about The Spine Team and schedule an appointment.

Tips for a Healthy Back, Neck & Spine

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. The following techniques will help you to treat your spine with care as it ages.


While sleeping, be sure to allow your spine to rest. This may include choosing a mattress that ensures the best support and sleeping position for your condition.

Exercise Your Core

Since our core muscles are rarely used during everyday activities, it's important to target your lower back and abdominal muscles to keep them strong to help support your spine and take pressure off your lower back. 

Wear the Right Shoes

Good shoes provide a supportive base that helps the body remain in alignment. When choosing a shoe, make sure it fits the back of your heels but is not overly tight. This will further help balance and support. 


The manner in which you carry your body has a significant impact on whether you will remain pain-free. Practice good posture by adjusting work spaces to your specifications. Avoid back pain by picking items up using your legs, not your lower back. When carrying heavy objects, be sure to cradle the items close to your body.

Stay Active

Avoid keeping staying in the same position for a prolonged period of time. This will help to keep you from becoming stiff. In situations where this cannot be avoided, such as car rides, take a break every hour to stretch and adjust your seating position.