Services at a glance
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, […]
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 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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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
Timothy Houden, MD
Dr. Timothy Houden is a physician who has dedicated his career to all manner of pain care. He is one of the original Founders of Utah Spine Care. He specializes in Neck and Back pain including pain in the shoulders, arms and legs that...Find out more
Brian Morgan, MD
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