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What is a Cervical (neck) or Lumbar (lower back) Discography? A discogram is a diagnostic test performed to determine the location or source of our pain pain. How is this procedure done? Utah Spine Care uses fluoroscopy (live x-ray guidance) for all Discography Procedures The patient will lie on a procedure bed on his or […]
What are Medial Branch Nerves? Medial branch nerves are the small nerve branches that control sensation to part of your facet joints. The facet joint is where each bone of the spine (vertebrae) connects with the next. Each vertebra has two pairs of facet joints. These joints support your spine when you bend or twist. […]
What is an Epidural Steroid Injection? Epidural steroid injections are a common and minimally invasive procedure that can help relieve neck, arm, back, and leg pain caused by inflamed spinal nerves. The spinal nerves become inflamed due to narrowing of the passages where the nerves travel as they pass down or out of the spine. […]
What is a discectomy? Posterior cervical foraminotomy/discectomy is an operation performed on the upper spine to relieve pressure on one or more nerve roots. The term is derived from the words posterior (back), lumbar (back), foraminotomy (to open the foramen), and discectomy (remove a portion of the intervertebral disc). Why Is It Done? When a […]
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Dr. Kurt Bangerter is a native of Utah. He graduated from the University of Utah, then completed medical school at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and National Board of Medical Examiners....Find out more
Dr. Francis Yubero was born in Huntington, West Virginia. He is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and received his medical doctorate from the Wright State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of California,...Find out more
Dr. Shepherd is a graduate of Weber State University and graduated medical school from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He chose this specialty because of the focus on nonsurgical musculoskeletal care. He enjoys empowering his patients by educating them...Find out more