Richard A. Kube II

Richard A. Kube II

Orthopedic Surgeon at Prairie Spine & Pain Institute

Meet Richard A. Kube II

Richard A. Kube II, MD, FACSS, FAAOS, CIME is a fellowship trained spine surgeon and founder/owner of Prairie Spine & Pain Institute in Peoria, Illinois. He is also the founder and owner of Prairie Spine and Pain Institute of Southern Illinois. He holds board certifications from the American Board of Spine Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. His practice is dedicated to providing operative and non-operative treatments for spinal ailments. He is also engaged in active research and education projects. These endeavors have led to publications as well as over 50 lectures throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He has maintained an active role in the spine specialty societies and serves on various committees within the North American Spine Society and International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery. Dr. Kube also holds a seat on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Spine Surgery and serves as treasurer. He has acted as an oral examiner and submitted questions for the written exam on its behalf. His dedication to advancing spine surgery has also earned him consulting agreements in the spine industry and beyond. His interests address illness prevention as well as treatment as he is co-owners of Align Life Work and Wellness, a corporate wellness company.

Dr. Kube was born and raised in southern Illinois. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree at Saint Louis University, followed by Doctor of Medicine with a distinction in research. Saint Louis University was also the site for his post-graduate training Orthopaedic Surgery. Upon completion of residency training, Dr. Kube obtained Spine Fellowship training in Louisville, Kentucky with Spine Surgery PSC, an internationally known and respected program directed by spine surgeon Richard Holt, MD. Dr. Kube currently serves as clinical faculty at University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria.

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Peoria, IL

How Richard A. Kube II Can Help You


  • Orthopedic Surgeon


  • Auto-Related Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Muscle Pain / Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Conditions
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Thoracic spine disorders
  • Trauma
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Workers' Compensation Injuries


  • ALIF (anterior lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Anterior / Posterior Lumbar Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy / Decompression
  • Anterior Cervical Fusion
  • Artificial Disc Replacement - Cervical
  • Artificial Disc Replacement - Lumbar
  • Athletic training
  • Back Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Epidural Steroid Injections - Cervical
  • Epidural Steroid Injections - Lumbar
  • Exercise
  • Facet Joint Injections / Blocks
  • Functional capacity evaluations
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lower Back Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy / Microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Non-Surgical Treatment and Diagnosis
  • Pain Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections / Blocks
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Surgery
  • Transforaminal Injections
  • Upper Back Surgery
  • Upper Cervical Specific Techniques
  • Vertebroplasty
  • XLIF (lateral lumbar interbody fusion)

Accolades for Richard A. Kube II

Professional Distinctions

  • CEO/Founder, Prairie Spine & Pain Institute
  • Board of Directors, Board of Spine Surgery
  • North American Spine Society Committee on Motion Preservation
  • Spine Arthroplasty Society Fellowship Standards Committee
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery - Department of Surgery, Section of Orthopaedics - University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria, IL
  • Spine Surgery Fellowship - Louisville, KY

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Peoria Medical Society
  • Spine Arthroplasty Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • AO North America
  • American College of Spine Surgery
  • American Board of Spine Surgery
  • Illinois State Medical Society
  • Society of Lateral Access Surgeons

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Board Certified, American Board of Spine Surgery

Office Information for Richard A. Kube II

7620 N. University Street
Suite 104
Peoria, IL 61614
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Profile last updated: August 31, 2016. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.