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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 […]
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 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 […]
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Dr. Brian Morgan attended the University of Southern California, obtaining a degree in Exercise Physiology. Over the past 14 years, Dr. Morgan has performed over 30,000 various spinal injections. He adamantly believes in the quick relief of his patient's pain syndrome in order to...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