Services at a glance
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 the Sacroiliac Joint? The sacroiliac joint, or SI joint, is a joint in the lower back where the spine connects to the hips and pelvis. You have SI joints on both the left and right side of your hips. These joints help control your hip area when you move. What is Sacroiliac […]
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. […]
ABOUT UTAH SPINE CARE
Not every back problem is the same, so why should anyone treat them that way?
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Jeff Aucoin, MD
Dr. Jeffrey Aucoin (pronounced OAK-win) was born in Louisiana and grew up in Utah. He graduated with honors from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 2011. After completing his residency in neurosurgery at the University Of North Carolina, Dr. Aucoin underwent additional...Find out more
Blake Welling, MD
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
Dennis Winters, MD
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