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What is a Radiofrequency rhizotomy? Radiofrequency Neurotomy, or Rhizotomy is a non-surgical, outpatient procedure used to effectively “shut off” pain signals being sent from the facet joints to the brain. These small joints are responsible for supporting weight and controlling movement between individual vertebrae of the spine. Although procedure is not a permanent fix to […]
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 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 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, […]
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Born in Long Beach, California, Dr. Smith is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons. He received his medical doctorate at the University of Utah, interned at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, and completed his residency at the University of...Find out more
Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Dr. Welling is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons. He completed his residency at the Loyola University Medical Center. He received his medical doctorate from the University of Utah, and has been working with Utah...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