Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon • Fellowship-Trained Spine Surgeon

Centers for Artificial Disc

Dr. Humphreys is the only physician in the State of Alaska to be featured in the national listing of artificial disc replacement surgeons at Dr. Humphreys was the co-inventor of a new lumbar artificial disc that provides new hope to those with lumbar disc herniations. Click to to learn more.


Through frequent mission trips to Kenya, Africa, Dr. Humphreys provides life-changing spine surgeries to children and adults without resources through the Carolyn Jane Foundation. He has also started a hospital through Cure Kenya that includes a spine fellowship where he trains new spine surgeons.

S. Craig Humphreys, M.D.

Fellowship-trained Spine Surgeon
Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Craig Humphreys is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship-trained in spine, the highest level of medical training available in the United States. Dr. Humphreys has performed more than 5,000 successful spine surgeries over a 25 year career. Dr. Humphreys’ goal was to provide the most advanced spine care for Alaska residents, particularly those in the Kenai region of the Central Peninsula. 

Patient Success Stories

Watch success stories from Dr. Craig Humphreys patients

Due to a herniated disc in her lower back, Jill was living in constant pain and leg numbness to the point that it was difficult for her to walk. After physical therapy and non-surgical injections did not relieve her pain, Jill decided to visit Dr. Craig Humphreys. Dr. Humphreys diagnosed the herniated disc and recommended surgery. In just 5 weeks following surgery, Jill was able to take a Caribbean cruise vacation. In the following months, Jill remained active, ultimately losing 47 pounds after surgery since she was able to exercise again pain free.

Sherry struggled with lower back pain and sciatica for over a decade. Some days the back pain was so severe she was unable to stand, walk, sleep, or even comfortably sit down. Sherry eventually decided to visit Dr. Craig Humphreys in Soldotna. Dr. Humphreys performed a Lumbar Fusion which helped Sherry get back to full activity, including cooking and traveling to New Zealand.



There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.

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Anatomy Library

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