Monthly Archives: October 2014

Nighttime Back Pain Nebraska Spine Hospital

Tips to relieve Nighttime Back Pain

Nighttime back pain is a special type of lower back pain that affects a small percentage of people. Nighttime back pain, or nocturnal back pain, is when lower back pain doesn’t stop even when a person is laying down. No matter what adjustments a person makes, the pain keeps getting worse. Continue reading

Anatomy of the cervical spine

Anatomy of the Cervical Spine

Pain and numbness going down the arm or leg or the feeling of a loss of grip can be the result of injury, disease, or degeneration in the cervical spine. If you are suffering from pain and discomfort it can be helpful to understand the anatomy of the cervical spine.

The following is an excerpt from a Spine-Health.com article that explains the anatomy of the cervical spine: Continue reading

Spine for spinal fusion surgery

What is a bone graft?

A bone graft is a tiny piece of bone used to fuse the spine together. This extra bone acts as the cement that fuses the vertebrae together during spinal fusion surgery. Bone grafting can be done with pieces of a patient’s own bone (autograft), processed bone from a bone bank (allograft), or a bone graft substitute (demineralized bone, ceramic extender, or bone morphogenetic protein). Continue reading