Do you have an upcoming spine surgery scheduled? Or has your doctor implied that you may be in need of surgery in the next several years? We’ve compiled a few tips to help our patients prepare for spine surgery. These tips will help prepare you for the best outcome – a life without back pain.
Nighttime back pain is a type of lower back pain that affects a small percentage of people. Nighttime back pain, or nocturnal back pain, occurs when lower back pain doesn’t stop even when a person is lying down. No matter what adjustments a person makes, the pain keeps getting worse. Keep reading to discover the various causes and treatment options.
Throughout the course of any given year, approximately 15% of US adults experience neck pain that lasts about a day. It’s no surprise that neck pain is so common. The cervical spine provides support to the human head which weighs 11 pounds on average. That’s the equivalent of a medium-sized bowling ball!
While neck pain is common,
While back pain is incredibly common in adults, back pain in kids isn’t. Kids’ spines are much more resilient and flexible than adults’ since they haven’t endured years of wear and tear. That being said, it’s still incredibly important to understand more about back pain in kids and the common causes.
Back Pain in Younger Kids
Compared to adults and older children,
Here at Nebraska Spine Hospital, we like to ensure that our patients are informed and prepared before coming in for their spine surgery. One of the ways we do that is with a pre-surgery phone call from one of our nurse navigators. These phone calls are scheduled in advance and generally last 45-60 minutes. We recommend that patients have a piece of paper available to take notes during this call.
Scoliosis is a spinal condition that causes a sideways curvature of the spine. The type of scoliosis the general public is most familiar with is adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. It is the most common type, affecting an estimated 2-3% of all adolescents. Luckily, many of these cases are considered mild scoliosis and require little to no treatment.
Back pain not only affects your ability to fall and stay asleep, but also the quality of your sleep. When a person becomes sleep deprived, their body shuts down the release of a hormone that helps relieve pain and heal the body. Meaning, a lack of quality sleep can actually worsen your back pain.
At Nebraska Spine Hospital, we focus on many factors to ensure we are providing the very best in spine patient care. We are proud to have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease Specific Care for Spine Surgery Certification. This is an internationally known recognition showing that our facility and team meet The Joint Commission’s rigorous performance standards in delivering quality,
We know you can still hear it like it was just yesterday – your mom advising (not nagging) you to do certain things while you were growing up. If you don’t eat your vegetables, no dessert! No coffee, it will stunt your growth. If you keep making that face, it will get frozen like that.
With the weather warming up, we know you’re itching to take a walk around the block and soak up some sunshine. Walking is a great form of low impact aerobic exercise for people of all fitness levels. It provides all of the benefits other forms of aerobic activity provide without the added stress on your joints.