Avoid Holiday Back Pain

The holidays are upon us. It’s time to welcome cozy nights filled with friends, family, and plenty of joy. What everyone is hoping not to welcome is holiday back pain. When you think about it, the holidays are a prime time for people to experience back pain.

The holidays knock most people out of their daily routine,

What To Expect Before Spine Surgery

Since we know that many of our patients have never undergone spine surgery, we try to always communicate what to expect before spine surgery. Please keep reading to discover what happens before your spine surgery at Nebraska Spine Hospital.

Preoperative Visit

The purpose of the preoperative visit is to further prepare you for surgery,

Low-Impact Aerobic Exercise For Back Pain

The human body is designed to stay in motion, not for long periods of rest – and the same holds true even if you’re suffering from back pain. Remaining active is important for everyone, which is why we prescribe the majority of our patients regular low-impact aerobic exercise for back pain.

Aerobic exercise helps keep the body healthy by increasing your heart rate and improving circulation.

Scary Facts About Poor Posture

With Halloween right around the corner, we thought we’d get into the spirit and spook you with some facts about poor posture. Trust us, the side effects of poor posture aren’t pretty. But before we get into the scary details, let’s cover what proper posture is.

Proper posture while standing:

  • Stand up straight with your hands at your sides.

Stretching For Back Pain Relief

A daily stretching regimen can be beneficial for nearly everyone. If you’re currently experiencing back pain, or even if you’re not, try incorporating the stretches below into your daily routine. Stretching for back pain relief can be an extremely effective strategy when performed correctly.

Before you begin, keep the following tips in mind:

  • Always wear comfortable clothing that allows for movement
  • Never try to force your body into a difficult position;

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Minimally invasive spine surgery is a great option for many patients. As opposed to open spine surgery, it can be faster, safer, and require less time for recovery. This type of surgery also limits the size of the incision and utilizes a microscopic video camera to gain access to the patient’s spine.

While minimally invasive spine surgery has been around since the 1980s,

Back Pain Awareness

September is Pain Awareness Month. Did you know that nearly 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives? Or that lower back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide? Considering its prevalence, it’s time we start raising back pain awareness.

Who experiences it?

Back pain is experienced by many different types of people,

Sciatica: Know The Facts

Millions of people in the United States suffer from sciatica. Sciatica is a term used to describe the symptoms of leg pain, tingling, and numbness or weakness originating in the lower back to the sciatic nerve in the back of the leg.

What surprises most of our patients is that sciatica is not a medical diagnosis,

Practice Proper Sitting Posture

Maintaining proper posture can work wonders both preventing and alleviating back pain. We’ve already covered how to achieve great posture while standing and believe it’s time to cover sitting posture.

The majority of us spend most of our days in the seated position. Whether it’s spent at a desk, at the table,

All About Spinal Stenosis

Have you ever heard of spinal stenosis? If not, it’s about time you learned the basics of this common spine condition that affects an estimated 8-11% of the population. Since most cases are degenerative, individuals over 50 years old have the highest risk of developing the condition.

In short, spinal stenosis is when the spinal canal begins to narrow.

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