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What is a Facet Joint? Facet joints are on the left and right side of the spine, these joints act as a connection point for the neighboring vertebrae. Facet joints, are approximately the size of your fingernail, A smooth connective tissue, called cartilage, covers the bone surfaces inside each facet joint. These connections help […]
What is a Trigger Point? A trigger point is a small tightening knot in the muscle. This knot is usually very sensitive and tender when touched. There are approximately 400 muscles in the body, and any one of those can develop trigger points. Common sites are in the muscles of the neck, shoulder blades, […]
What is a Kyphoplasty? – Introduction Your doctor has determined that you have a vertebral compression fracture (VCF). This type of fracture can cause severe back pain. Left untreated, one compression fracture can lead to multiple fractures that, in turn, could alter the shape of your spine and adversely affect your overall health. Traditional treatment […]
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 […]
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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
Dennis D. Winters, M.D., is a Board Certified neurosurgeon. After obtaining a B.S. in Pharmacy at the Medical College of Virginia, he worked as a Pharmacist until 1993. He attended Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia and completed his neurosurgical training at the...Find out more
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