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A Team Approach to Back & Neck Pain

Recognizing that back and neck pain requires a spine center of excellence approach, Rockford Orthopedic in 2012 founded the Rockford Orthopedic Spine Care. The Spine Center combines the expertise of a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon, two physical medicine doctors who specialize in non-surgical treatment options, MRI, X-ray, and an internal physical therapy gym with spine therapists — all under one roof. By emphasizing non-surgical treatment options like therapy and spinal injections, 90 percent of our spine patients are able to get back to activity without surgery. This comprehensive spine care program saves those in northern Illinois from having to drive to Chicago for the best spine care.

Physician Bios

Brian Braaksma, MD

Board-Certified Fellowship-trained Spine Surgeon
Dr. Brian Braaksma is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon at Rockford Orthopedic in Illinois. Fellowship training is the highest level of medical education in the U.S.

Sean MacKenzie, MD

Board-Certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Dr. Sean MacKenzie is Board-certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is from Oswego, Illinois, and earned his undergraduate degree in physiology at the University of Illinois.

Ryan Enke, MD

Board-Certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Dr. Ryan Enke is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He is from Rockford, Illinois and earned his B.S. degree, Summa Cum Laude, in biology at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point.


Anyone suffering with back issues I highly recommend Dr. Braaksma and his staff they are world class. I have to say that his nurses are the best!!

Craig, Patient

I see Dr. Mackenzie for my injections. All of the employees are very friendly and helpful at the one on East Riverside

Cris, Patient

I saw Dr. Enke for a running injury. I followed up with Jon for pt. He addressed all of my issues and taught me a great deal about my form to keep me healthy in the future.

Karla, Patient
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