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,

Safe Backpack Practices

It’s August, meaning kids will soon be heading back to school. Before you complete all of your back-to-school shopping, we urge you to consider the following safe backpack practices. More and more overuse spine injuries have been diagnosed in children and teens in the past few years. Many people in the spine health community believe that some of these injuries may be the result of using backpacks incorrectly.

Tai Chi: Prevent Back Pain

Tai Chi is a form of exercise that is often referred to as meditation in movement. It embodies three main components: movement, breathing, and meditation. In practice, it consists of slow, deliberate movements of the body that involves more movement than yoga, but is less jarring than traditional aerobic activities like running.

In theory,

Pregnancy Back Pain

Pregnancy back pain is incredibly common – half of all pregnancies are complicated by back pain. Of those, 10% of pregnancies are complicated by back pain so severe that it interferes with the ability to complete daily activities.

It’s a well-known fact that the body goes through many changes during pregnancy, but back pain should not be accepted as a natural part of pregnancy.

Water Exercises For Back Pain

Exercise is incredible for keeping your body healthy. But we’ve had more than a few patients tell us how difficult it is for them to exercise with back pain. So, we’ve decided to put together a few water exercises for back pain.

These water exercises will give you all of the benefits of exercising on land,

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 or 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,

Acute Or Chronic Back Pain

Back pain varies greatly on a case-by-case basis. Even if two of our patients have the same spinal condition, their experiences differ in terms of pain intensity, manageability, and timing of flare-ups.

That being said, back pain can usually be classified as either acute or chronic back pain. Being able to describe your pain is extremely important when seeking medical attention for your back pain,

The Four Types Of Scoliosis

Nebraska Spine Hospital is proud to support National Scoliosis Awareness Month. June is used to supply information about scoliosis to the public, while highlighting the growing need for education, early detection, and public awareness of the physical, emotional, and economic impact of the condition, and provide support and hope to all people affected by scoliosis.

Meditation For Back Pain Relief

Several recent studies have found meditation for back pain relief an effective treatment. One of the most noticeable differences between meditating for back pain relief and other treatment options is that with meditation, you aren’t having something done to you like a surgery. Instead, you’re doing something for yourself.

Study Results

  • Participants’ perception of pain significantly decreased after just three 20-minute sessions.

Gardening With Back Pain

Now that spring has finally sprung, garden lovers are starting to prepare for the season. Have back pain? You may be worried that all physical activity may cause a flare-up, but don’t fret! Gardening with back pain is entirely possible with the help of a few tips.

Warm Up

Some gardening activities can be considered vigorous exercise.

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