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The Spine and Orthopedic Center


At the Spine and Orthopedic Center, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality care relating to back and neck conditions. Additionally, we also specialize in treatment of orthopedic conditions, including shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle, and foot conditions.

We believe that patients benefit from a conservative (non-surgical), multi-disciplinary approach to treatment. Our focus is on addressing total patient care by guiding our patients through the process of diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and re-injury prevention. Treatment options include pain management, spinal injections, and, if necessary, minimally invasive surgeries such as outpatient microdiscectomy, spinal fusion, and arthroscopic surgery. In combination, this broad-based variety of modalities helps to ensure our patients receive a comprehensive approach to recovery.

Here at the Spine and Orthopedic Center, our dedicated team of physicians includes Dr. Alan Moelleken, Dr. Matthew Pifer, Dr. Thomas Jacques, and Dr. Benjamin Dirkx, who bring with them decades of combined experience. Dr. Moelleken is Board Certified in Orthopedic surgery, and is Spine Fellowship Trained in Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Surgery. He specializes in surgical and non-surgical spine treatment. Dr. Pifer is Board Certified in Orthopedic surgery, and Fellowship Trained in Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine. He specializes in complex minimally invasive shoulder and knee arthroscopic surgical techniques, as well as other general Orthopedic issues. Dr. Jacques is Board Certified in pain medicine, and fellowship trained in interventional pain management. He specializes in minimally invasive, outpatient spine procedures for chronic pain. Dr. Dirkx is Board Certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, Board Certified in Pain Medicine, and Board Eligible in electro diagnostic medicine. He specializes in sports medicine, musculoskeletal injuries, EMGs, interventional spine procedures, and Regenerative Medicine injections such as Platelet Rich Plasma and prolotherapy.

Our team of physician assistants work closely with our physicians to provide patients with a full spectrum of treatment solutions. If you are suffering from either minor or debilitating pain relating to orthopedic, back, neck, foot, or ankle conditions, we encourage you to contact The Spine and Orthopedic Center today to learn more about your treatment options.

We look forward to assisting you in your first steps towards recovery!

To learn more about your treatment options: (805) 563-3307