back pain

Disc degeneration illustration showing the normal wear and tear process of an aging spine, including a normal disc, degenerative disc, bulging disc, herniated disc, and thinning disc

Though not considered a true disease, degenerative disc disease is a condition in which damaged spinal discs cause pain. The rubbery, shock-absorbing discs between each bone (vertebrae) in your spinal column act as cushions to help you stay flexible and allow you to move, bend, and twist without pain. Over time, nearly everyone’s spinal discs […]

Dr. Kristina Reed in scrubs at work

Heiden Orthopedics is proud to introduce the newest member of our practitioner family, Dr. Kristina Reed! Dr. Reed is a board-certified physician specializing in interventional pain management and the spine. She has been in medicine for over 20 years and has practiced in Utah since 2004.   As a pain management and spine care specialist, Dr. […]