At Access Sports Medicine, our spine care program is collaborative.

Board certified orthopaedic surgeons, physicians and allied health professionals work together to prevent and treat spinal disorders and injuries. Our team approach makes communication easy and treatment fast for most disorders of the spine.

These specialties, combined with our affiliation with the New Hampshire NeuroSpine Institute, grant us access to the Granite State’s top orthopaedic surgeons specializing in surgical treatments for the spine.


Treatment Options

Most spine problems will not require surgery. At Access Sports Medicine, we look to non-surgical options first. Medically-advanced, non-operative treatments can give patients a quick recovery with minimal downtime. Some of these options include:

  • Interventional spine care
    • Epidural steroid injections (i.e. transforaminal, interlaminar and caudal)
    • Facet joint injections
    • Sacroiliac joint injections
    • Medial branch blocks
    • Radiofrequency ablations
  • Physical therapy

If there is progressive nerve or spinal cord damage, surgery is considered as a viable option to help preserve the patient’s functionality.


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


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Understanding Spinal Injuries

There are many non-surgical options for injuries to the spine. Consulting with an experienced physician can help you determine your best path for treatment.

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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.

Meet Dr. Siegel

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.

Meet Dr. Smith

What are the signs and symptoms of spine problems?

Pain that appears suddenly is something to talk to a physician about. Also, be aware of pain and/or numbness that spreads throughout your legs and arms.

How can my spinal injury be treated?

There are many non-surgical medical treatments available to relieve your spinal pain. Consult with a doctor to determine the best treatment option for you.