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Get Relief For Your 

Herniated Disc

At Northern Edge Physical Therapy, we first address where the pain is originating from.

“I had sharp pain that would travel down my leg radiating from my lower back.”

Most people feel like they have tried everything to relieve a herniated disc but nothing provides long term relief.

At NEPT, we believe that pain is not the issue. Pain is a warning signal, like a stop sign.

Far too often, the medical field is quick to prescribe opiates or surgery and sends their patients out the door. This may control pain for a period of time, but it simply addresses the symptoms without addressing the severe functional limitations that caused the pain.

At Northern Edge Physical Therapy, we first address where the pain is originating from. Most often pain is not from where you feel it, but is related to muscles and movement in other parts of the body that are not functioning correctly. Once we have interpreted your pain signals, we can then proceed with treatment. A person with back pain most often receives a combination of dry needling and movement therapy.

Many patients, after only a couple visits, have reported a substantial lessening of pain and a return to normalcy.

Watch Rebecca Scott’s recovery

– “The pain is hardly there anymore”

After being told I had no choice but to have back surgery I went and saw Keith and his amazing group at Northern Edge in January. I am in awe of my results so far. My leg is no longer numb and dragging, I don’t have to sleep in a recliner and my ortho doc is no longer saying the words surgery. Outside the box therapy and continuing hard work has meant no pain medication and no surgery for me. I am still a work in progress but cannot say how much I love these guys!”

Mariah Jerman

What Our Clients Say

How We Treat It

Fortunately, we have effective treatments for herniated discs. At Northern Edge Physical Therapy, our team of skilled and compassionate professionals will create a personalized treatment plan to address your specific needs and goals. This may include a combination of exercises to improve strength and flexibility, manual therapy to reduce inflammation and pain, and education on proper posture and body mechanics to prevent future flare-ups.

What You Can Do

Don’t let a herniated disc control your life any longer. Book an appointment at Northern Edge Physical Therapy today and start your journey to recovery. Our team is ready to help you overcome this condition and get back to living your best life. Plus, the sooner you seek treatment, the better your chances are of a quick and successful recovery. Don’t delay – book your appointment at Northern Edge Physical Therapy now.

Meet Your Provider

Dr. Jimmy Sliwa

Physical Therapist

Dr. Jimmy Sliwa has helped 100’s of patients with herniated discs live a pain free and fully functional life.  He has an uncanny ability of releasing the restriction that causes the pain through movement therapy and dry needling.  Most patients report a full recovery under his guidance.

Born and raised in the Mat-Su Valley, Jimmy Sliwa is excited for the opportunity to establish his career in the community he grew up in. Jimmy continued his education and graduated with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Eastern Washington University in 2016. Upon graduation, Jimmy and his wife Anna returned to Alaska, where he was born and raised, to plant their family roots.



Northern Edge Physical Therapy has the most advanced analysis and recovery equipment in the state of Alaska.

Comprehensive care

Our treatment approach is different because it’s centered on you, the client.

One-on-one treatment

While you will have the support of a team at Northern Edge Physical Therapy, you will have a primary physical therapist who is with you every step of the way managing your care and monitoring your progress.

Tailored treatment

Your treatment at Northern Edge Physical Therapy is specific to your needs and goals.  We provide each client a custom roadmap to wellness with appointments, activities, and timeline. 

Get The Care You Need

Booking an appointment is easy. Either give us a call or click the button below to fill out a new patient form. We look forward to seeing you soon!