Dr. James Faulkner Jr, MD

Dr. James Faulkner Jr, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
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Age 67
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Dr. James Faulkner Jr, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University of South Alabama / College of Medicine in 1981 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.

4600 Highway 280 Ste 200

Birmingham, AL 35242

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Faulkner Jr's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Faulkner Jr performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Faulkner Jr performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Faulkner Jr treats Low Back Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Faulkner Jr treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Faulkner Jr treats Back Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Faulkner Jr treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Faulkner Jr's conditions and procedures:

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. J. Sanford Faulkner, Jr., a second generation Orthopaedic Surgeon began his professional career in 1986 at the practice founded by his father, James Stanford Faulkner, Sr., M.D..Dr. Faulkner followed his fathers recommendation to specialize in sp...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1989
Leatherman Spine Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
1983
University of Alabama Hospital
Residency Hospital
1982
Baptist Health System
Internship Hospital
1981
University of South Alabama / College of Medicine
Medical School
1977
Auburn University
Undergraduate School
1989
1983
1982
1981
1977

Awards

Dr. Faulkner Jr's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Faulkner Jr

4.9

Based on 44 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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I have had 4 spinal surgeries performed by Dr. Faulkner and the results have all been Very Good. Excellent is too low to discuss Dr. Faulkner's performance. I have recommend Dr. Faulkner to family members and their results have been positive. I have told my family that in the event I needed further spinal surgery I wanted Dr. Faulkner to do it. Jim Crawley in Troy, AL.
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Super Dr., caring and good at what he does.
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The best there is in not only my opinion but I have met several of his patients in the past 20 years from all over and they all would recommend him as excellent as a surgeon, but also the best bedside manner of any doctor I know of.
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Dr. Faulkner has performed 5 back surgeries on me. I have degenerative disc disease and he is the very Best! His bedside manner is wonderful which means a lot when you are not feeling well. I would highly recommend him to anyone with spinal problems. ??????????
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He's one of the best surgeons I have ever used!!! he's top grade and I highly recommend him!!!
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Dr. Faulkner has done two spinal surgeries for me. The level of care is above and beyond the call. Excellent results both times. 17 years since the first. 15 since the second. Bar none he is the best!!
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Dr. Faulkner is amazing. I was having pinch nerve issues and was in a lot of pain and needed ACDF. We had been to two other surgeons but they spent 2 minutes after 2 hours of waiting. Dr. Faulkner spent time with us. He took the time to show us the MRI images. Told us exactly what he thought we needed to do. He listened to our concerns. We decided to go ahead and have the surgery with him. I felt better immediately after. He is empathetic, kind, talented and a good listener. Highly recommended.
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Back surgery in Feb of 2015. Never even took a pain pill . It healed without incident and have been problem free ever since????
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Hands down the BEST Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Anywhere! He has helped me regain mobility when I thought there was no hope left. He is Very Compassionate and Understanding, Very Down to earth. I Thank God for Dr. Faulkner and Pray he will continue to Help folks like me for a very long time. Thanks for Everything Dr. Faulkner:-)
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I've known Dr Faulkner for 29 years he performed my second back surgery, third and forth back surgery. My spine was messed up bad and through it all and i didn't have much of a chance to walk he made sure I was able to walk. Through his love and expertise he made it possible for me. He has touched my life in more ways than just the surgery. He's my friend and I can truly call him that. He has gone above and beyond just being by doctor for all these years. I treat him as family.
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You will not find a better orthopedic surgeon around. He has a terrific bedside manner, which is almost unheard of these days. He doesn't mind explaining things to patients so they understand what is going on with them and how he plans to correct the problem. 5 Stars is not enough for Dr. Faulkner. He deserves a higher ranking.
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Dr Faulkner preformed balloon kyphoplasty on my L2 vertabrae back in 1908 at St Vincents' East. I went from not standing straight and having to hang my legs off the bed and sit up sideways to sitting up in bed the next morning and standing erect for the first time in 2 mos. And I do not recall any pain that morning either. If you get to read this Dr. Stan. you are still my hero. Ihave been able to work out at the gym 3 days a week and play golf 2 days a week. Thank you so much. Tav Lemmon
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