Comprehensive Spine Center
Comprehensive Spine Center
The majority of Americans will face back pain at least once in their lifetime and it is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. Our program provides you with an individualized health care plan tailored to meet your needs as every patient and their condition are unique. Our patient navigator is ready to work with you to create a customized plan with our team of specialists. Whether you need pain management, physical therapy, surgery, or a combination of services, we are here to help you every step of the way.
Back and neck pain can be caused by a variety of issues with the complex and interconnected network of spinal nerves, discs, bones, tendons and muscles of the spine. Problems or irritation with any of these spinal structures can cause localized or radiating pain, tingling or numbness in your back, neck or extremities. In some cases, your balance or ability to walk may be affected.
But the real problem arises when you try to figure who to see for your severe back pain. Should you make an appointment with your family practitioner, a chiropractor, a physical therapist, a spine surgeon? Or should you go straight to the emergency room?
Comprehensive spine care is a new concept in health care that helps solve this problem. At a comprehensive spine care center, a highly skilled spine specialist will conduct a thorough evaluation. This could include a detailed history, physical exam, neurological testing and diagnostic imaging.
Following your assessment, the spine specialist will make a preliminary diagnosis. Common sources of discomfort in the neck and back are strained muscles, arthritis, sciatica, herniated or bulging discs, bone spurs, compressed or pinched nerves, spine trauma or osteoporosis.
From there, the provider will partner with you to create a customized treatment plan. They'll take into consideration your pain level, medical history and lifestyle to find a solution that works for you. This could include a mix of physical therapy, chiropractic care, pain management and perhaps even counseling. If your pain is unresolved through non-invasive methods and its affecting your quality of life, the provider can facilitate a referral to a spine surgeon.
The biggest benefit from comprehensive spine care comes from the time you save by not bouncing from office to office, looking for the right solution for your back pain. Thanks to their narrow focus of care, a spine center can typically see you within a few days, sometimes even the same day. And if you need a referral, they utilize their partnerships with fellow providers to get you seen as soon as possible.
Additionally, your spine specialist is with you throughout your care journey. From your initial assessment to treatment to follow-up, your provider is there as your partner, helping you with education and resources.
Jordan Valley Medical Center offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment options from our team of board certified physicians and specialists. To schedule an appointment, please give us a call 801-352-8373.
Millions of Americans suffer from chronic low back pain. One cause could stem from the vertebrae themselves and this is transmitted through the nerves inside the bone. The Intracept procedure targets the nerve inside the vertebrae providing a heat source into the bone targeting the nerve and therefore blocking the pain signals. Our board-certified physician is one of the leading physicians in Utah to perform the Intracept procedure. This procedure is minimally invasive and is performed under sedation.
As we age, our vertebrae break down, lessening the space between the bones and the nerves. This can cause narrowing from enlarged joints, bulging disks and therefore pinching of the nerves
The Vertiflex procedure is a minimally invasive treatment performed on an outpatient basis. Vertiflex is an implant that is placed between the vertebrae to help spread the compressed bones apart, allowing more space and relieving the pressure off the spinal cord and pinched nerves. Vertiflex allows patients to regain their range of motion and alleviate pain. This procedure is a great option for those whom medications and injections are not helping. This can be done through a 1 cm incision in a matter of 10-15 minutes.
Similar to hip and knee joint replacements, significant advancements have been made in disc replacement surgery for treating neck and spine conditions. Unlike traditional spinal fusion, which involves removing painful discs and fusing two or more vertebrae together that results in limited mobility, disc replacement surgery replaces the painful disc with an artificial disc to enable the neck/spine to function as intended. Artificial discs are structurally similar to natural discs, which serve as shock absorbers in the neck and back.
SI Joint Treatments
SI joint treatments start with minimalistic injections but may require ablations of the nerves transmitting the pain signal or further progression to SI joint fusion. Each procedure takes mere minutes.
Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS)
SCS is an implant that is used for the treatment of chronic pain. When a direct approach to the pain originator cannot be carried out, we can address your pain using the laws of physics, instead of chemistry to minimize your pain. SCS is a great treatment for individuals that have already had spine surgery with ongoing and limiting pain. A trial would precede implant to evaluate your report of its effectiveness.
Physical Therapy Treatments
Physical therapy can help with various conditions including back and muscle pain. Our physical therapy teams can help reduce pain and swelling, help with your range of motion, and overall recovery. Physical therapy offers a wide range of treatments for chronic pain, recent injuries, and recovery after surgery. Some treatments include:
- Joint mobilizations for pain relief and spinal mobility
- Soft tissue mobilizations to improve blood flow and reduce muscle spasms
- Dry needling to stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular and connective tissues for neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments
- Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) to reduce muscle spasms, trigger points, and breaks down scar tissue to help stimulate healing
- Heat and cold therapy
- Electrical stimulation
- Cardio and exercise
Not all back pain is the same. At Jordan Valley Medical Center's Comprehensive Spine Center our goal is to provide each patient with an accurate diagnosis to appropriately direct treatment options, to reduce pain and restore quality of lifestyle.
3590 W 9000 S
West Jordan, UT 84088
Kendall Grose, DO
Physical Medicine & Rehab
Armen Khachatryan, MD
Joel MacDonald, MD