Back Awareness Month

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,

Fascinating Facts About Your Spine

While the human body as a whole is fascinating, have you ever thought of how amazing your spinal column is? Your spine is able to support your body weight, provide flexibility, and protect your spinal cord. 

We thought it was about time we share with you why we decided to devote our lives to the spinal column.

Stiff Neck

Stiff Neck 

Typically, a sore neck is characterized by soreness and difficulty moving the neck, especially when trying to turn the head to the side. As if a stiff neck isn’t already just the worst, it may be accompanied by headache, neck pain, shoulder, or arm pain and can cause the individual to turn their entire body when trying to look sideways as opposed to just the neck. 

Desk Habits for a Healthy Back

Whether you work from home or in an office, most of your day is probably consumed by looking at a computer. Maybe, you get to stroll to the conference room and sit in a meeting for a few hours. You might even get a free second to fix a snack. But, 90% of your day is likely spent in a chair.

Better Sleep, Better Back

We often don’t have questions about “how to sleep”, but we’ve all wondered how to get better sleep, or perhaps, how to make sleep more productive. Those 8 hours a night are necessary for your body to rest, refuel and recharge for the next day. Without healthy sleep, your memory, productivity, immune system, mood, cognition,

The Benefits of Swimming

The summer heat often tends to keep people indoors with the air conditioning blasting and fans on high cooling them off. While summertime brings longer days, a little more leisure time and often vacations, it can also put a wrench in your usual exercise routine. Walking and running are great cardio workouts, but in the heat,

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.

Back Pain in Kids

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,

Ward Off Back Pain With Exercise

We have a lot of family members and 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.

Deborah’s Patient Experience

Here at Nebraska Spine Hospital, we pride ourselves on providing our patients with the best care possible. By focusing on the individual, not the condition, we strive to meet the needs of every patient. We want to make sure you feel heard by every staff member, from doctors and nurses to support staff. 

To give potential patients a better understanding of what it’s like to receive care at Nebraska Spine Hospital,

Nebraska Spine Hospital

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