Back pain can result from musculoskeletal injuries (sprains or strains), acute disc bulges, herniated discs, joint dysfunction and many other injuries. Almost 80% of people will experience back pain at least once in their life, with the most common area of pain being in the lower back.

Access Sports Medicine treats children and adults with acute and chronic pain, rheumatologic conditions and musculoskeletal injuries. Our interventional physiatrist works closely with physical therapists and other allied health professionals to comprehensively manage and treat most back pain conditions while maintaining a focus in the body’s ability to heal itself.

Man Trail Running With Back Pain

Treatment Options

Typically patients suffering from back pain choose to seek treatment when the duration or intensity of pain outlasts their usual tolerance.. For many, physical therapy coupled with interventional spine procedures is all that is needed..

Access Sports Medicine provides medical examinations, advice and solutions including:

  • Diagnostic studies (i.e. electrodiagnostic studies called EMG/NCV)
  • Physical therapy
  • Interventional spinal injury treatments
    • Epidural steroid injections (i.e. transforaminal, interlaminar and caudal)
    • Facet joint injections
    • Sacroiliac joint injections
    • Medial branch blocks
    • Radiofrequency ablations

We are fully staffed to care for these problems with an impressive group of doctors, therapists, and other specialized spine providers working together in a unique collaborative facility.


Auburn, NH Ambulatory Surgery Center

45 Dartmouth Dr.
Auburn, New Hampshire 03032

Dover, NH Orthopaedic Clinic

19 Webb Place
Dover, NH 03820

Rochester, NH Orthopaedic Clinic

120 Washington Street Suite 101
Rochester, NH 03839

Portsmouth, NH Orthopaedic Clinic (Walk-In Clinic)

155 Borthwick Avenue, Suite 102
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Raymond, NH Orthopaedic Clinic

6 Freetown Road
Raymond, NH 03077

42 Million

The number of Americans that made visits to the doctor for back pain in 2006, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Understanding Back Pain

Back pain is a common reason for missing work. If you’re suffering from pain, there are many treatment options available!

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Joshua A. Siegel, MD

Knee & Shoulder

Dr. Siegel is an award-winning surgeon with more than 20 years of experience. He is a US Olympic Committee team physician, a US ski team physician and covers USGA and PGA tour events. Locally, he is the team physician for several high schools, including Phillips Exeter Academy.

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Jeffrey Smith, MD

Spinal Pain

Dr. Smith is a member of many prestigious medical organizations and specializes in the evaluation and management of back pain, non-operative spine care and musculoskeletal medicine.

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If I have back pain, do I need surgery?

Most people with back pain will not require surgery. A qualified physician can hear your complaint, examine your problem area and review non-surgical treatment options.

Is back pain a serious condition?

The American Academy of Orthopaedics states that most causes of back pain are mechanical or non-organic. This means that they are not caused by serious conditions like infections, cancer or fractures. However, you should always consult with a physician to have your individual pain diagnosed thoroughly so that you can find the best treatment option.