Back & Spine

We’ve Got Your Back

The human spine is composed of 26 vertebrae, 23 intervertebral discs, more than 220-plus ligaments, more than 120 individual muscles, 31 pairs of spinal nerves and countless nerve endings. For many people, there is one point of clarity amidst this complexity – pain.

Back and neck pain can be caused by something as simple as poor posture or complex as spinal stenosis. Whether pain is a result of sports injury, auto accident, arthritis, or any other cause, Alpine Orthopaedic Specialists can help. We are leaders in the treatment of spinal pain, fractures and other injuries, and conditions such as scoliosis and spinal stenosis. Our practice gives a platform for our physicians to provide the best possible spine care in Utah.

Treated spinal disorders:

Degenerative Disc Disease

Herniated Discs

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Fractures and Trauma




Dr. Clegg (Physiatrist), Dr. Pugsley (Physiatrist), and Dr. Hills (Pain Medicine) specialize in non-surgical spine treatment. Medications, therapy, and trigger point steroid injections can be very effective in treating spinal pain and disorders. If non-surgical treatment doesn’t fully solve the problem, our spine and back physician is the answer. Dr. Brent A. Felix is a fellowship-trained back and spine surgeon who uses state-of-the-art surgical procedures to address a full spectrum of back and spine conditions.

Spinal injuries and ailments are a focus of intense research, so innovation is constant. Dr. Felix stays at the forefront of these innovations, and implements those which are of most benefit to his patients. For instance, Dr. Felix has performed facet replacement as part of treatment for spinal stenosis. This new technology helps maintain a normal range of motion, instead of locking the spine.

With patients taking an active role in the dialogue, our doctors counsel with one another to develop the treatment and rehabilitation strategies that will lead to successful outcomes and get our patients “back” on track.