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;

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,

Technology And Neck Pain

If you’re currently suffering from neck pain, know that you’re not alone. Neck pain is a common complaint among US adults. However, many are unaware of what may be causing their pain. Many cases we see here at Nebraska Spine Hospital are a result of muscle tension and strain from poor habits.

Today,

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,

Eating For Spine Health

Consuming a balanced and varied diet is beneficial for your entire body, including your spine. Nourishing your spine with the proper nutrients can help prevent back pain and improve your body’s ability to heal itself.

Would you say that your diet is healthy and you probably meet the recommendations for most micronutrients? If you answered yes,

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,

Ward Off Back Pain With Exercise

We have a lot of family members of patients ask us what they can do to prevent back pain. While it depends on the cause of pain, we generally advise that they can ward off back pain with exercise and proper posture. 

Believe it or not, one of the best forms of exercise to help prevent back pain and injury is weight training.

Foot Orthotics And Lower Back Pain

Would you believe it if we told you that simply using shoe inserts could help alleviate your lower back pain? It’s time to start believing because foot orthotics and lower back pain have a proven link. Research has shown that foot orthotics (shoe inserts) can help manage lower back pain, depending on the cause of the pain.

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.

Smoking And Back Pain

The news that smoking is bad for you is hardly groundbreaking. Smoking has been linked to serious diseases like lung cancer, emphysema, and heart disease. Did you know that smoking and back pain are also related? That’s right, if you’re a smoker and are experiencing back pain, smoking is probably part of the issue.

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