Calcium: The Key To A Healthy Spine

When you were younger, did your mom urge you to drink your milk for strong bones? She wasn’t wrong in doing so. Milk is an excellent source of calcium, with an 8-ounce serving containing about 300 milligrams.

Calcium is a key nutrient to many of your body’s functions. It supports your bone mass,

Sleeping With Back Pain

Many of our patients complain of difficulty sleeping with back pain. This fact alone is to be expected. Many studies have found that back pain not only interferes with falling asleep, but staying asleep as well. What many of our patients don’t realize is that lack of quality sleep can actually contribute to their pain.

Sciatica And Your Posture

If you have sciatica, your posture may be to blame for exacerbating the condition. Sciatica and your posture, especially while walking, are linked due to the alignment of the rest of your body and your sciatic nerve. Depending on your posture, various areas of your body can place stress on the nerve, causing pain.

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Tips to Stay Active Indoors

During Nebraska winters, it’s no surprise that most people prefer to stay active indoors. With snow, slush, and salt or sand covering most sidewalks, outdoor exercise is out of the question most days anyway. But don’t use winter weather conditions as an excuse to not get your exercise. 

Staying active is essential to keeping that spine of yours happy and healthy.

All About Spine Fusion Surgery

Spine fusion surgery is when a surgeon fuses two or more vertebrae together using a bone graft. The bone tissue will continue to grow and permanently lock the vertebrae together. A spine fusion limits movement of the spine, which may help to relieve back pain. And while the spine may not be as flexible as it was prior to the surgery,

How To Safely Shovel Snow

Injuries sustained while shoveling snow are a common but preventable winter problem. Would you believe us if we told you that as many as 11,000 people visit a hospital every year for injuries that occurred while shoveling snow? The most common injuries experienced include back problems, broken bones, head injuries, and heart problems.

Acute Or Chronic Back Pain

What is acute back pain?

Acute back pain is back pain that lasts less than 3-6 months.

What causes acute back pain?

Acute back pain is often directly related to tissue damage, whether it be a muscle strain or the residual effects of a traumatic event.

What is chronic back pain?

Say Good Night to Nighttime Neck Pain

Neck pain is fairly common during sleep. Luckily, there are ways to minimize that pain or eliminate it altogether. The kind of pillow you use, along with what position you sleep in, are likely causes of neck pain.

In general, pillows should support the natural curve of your neck, maintaining the position of your neck when standing with good posture.

Resolve To Maintain A Healthy Spine

Welcome to 2020! Who’s determined to make this their best year yet? We know we are! To kick off the year with a bang, we decided to provide you with some reasonable resolutions to make if you’re suffering from back or neck pain.

Resolutions can be difficult to maintain throughout the year, but we believe slow implementation is the key.

Follow-Up Appointment After Spine Surgery

Our primary goal here at Nebraska Spine Hospital is to provide each and every patient with the best care possible. We take great care in monitoring our patients before, during, and after their stay with us. One way in which we go above and beyond for our patients is informing them of what to expect at each step of the process,

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