Services at a glance
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 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 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. […]
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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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