Monthly Archives: February 2014

Spine for spinal fusion surgery

How is Spine Fusion Done?

During spine fusion surgery, your surgeon locks together, or fuses the bones in your spine. This limits the movement of these bones, which may help to relieve your pain. Your back or neck may not be as flexible after a fusion but may feel more flexible because you can move with less pain. Continue reading

Dr. Wooward of the Nebraska Spine Hospital discusses IV acetaminophen

IV Acetaminophen for Back Surgery Pain

Dr. Woodward discussed the use of IV acetaminophen for post back surgery pain in an article in the Omaha World Herald on February 6, 2014. IV acetaminophen is used after surgery to control pain without the side effects of narcotics.

The article is featured below and quotes Dr. Randall Woodward and Barb Barrett – a Nebraska Spine Hospital patient who was very happy with her surgery last year. Continue reading

Nebraska Spine Hospital Surgeons

What kind of doctor should I see for Spine Surgery?

Often when a patient is experiencing back pain and considering spine surgery a common question is “should I see an orthopaedic spine surgeon or a neurosurgeon?” At Nebraska Spine Hospital we have both orthopaedic spine surgeons and a neurosurgeon.

At Nebraska Spine Hospital all of our surgeons are board certified and have had special training in spine surgery. Our seven board certified orthopaedic spine surgeons from the Nebraska Spine Center all completed spine surgery fellowships.

Dr. Hain, our board certified neurosurgeon from Neurosurgical Associates of Nebraska, completed a neurosurgery residency with special emphasis on complex spinal procedures and additional training in minimally invasive spine procedures at the South Florida Spine Institute.

For Spine Surgery Specialization is Important

Whether your surgeon is an orthopaedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon- the most import thing to consider is if spine care is their specialty.  Since Nebraska Spine Hospital opened in 2010 our surgeons have performed over 4000 surgeries. At Nebraska Spine Hospital all of our surgeons specialize in spine surgery and work together to ensure the best possible outcome for our patients.


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