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Healthy Habits for Spine Health

Everyday Habits to Prevent Back Injury and Pain

Each morning, we have a routine. It might include starting off with a hot shower or firing up the coffee maker. Our routines continue throughout the day: we take the same route to work, lunch at noon, favorite TV program at 9:00, and then off to bed.

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Technology: A Real Pain in the Neck

The possible culprit of your neck pain: your phone

Remember the first time you ever heard of someone getting carpal tunnel syndrome? We’re sure you were surprised to learn that they got it from typing! It was a rarely heard-of affliction mostly due to the insurgence of computers into our daily lives.

How Do You Know It’s Degenerative Scoliosis?

We’ve all heard of scoliosis, and we generally associate this risk with the young. However, there is a serious risk of degenerative, or adult-onset, scoliosis for adults.  This degeneration can start as young as 40 but is more prevalent among those 65 and older. As we age, if there is significant degeneration of the facet joints,

Let’s Talk About Herniated Discs

What Is a Herniated Disc?

You often hear words associated with a herniated disc like “pinched nerve”, “ruptured disc” or “bulging disc”, but they are essentially talking about the same thing. Spinal discs are the small cushions between the individual bones, or vertebrae, that collectively make your spine. When a disc is herniated,

Tee Up For A Pain-Free Golf Season

Golf is an excellent form of low impact aerobic exercise, especially if you walk the course as opposed to using a golf cart. But did you know that golf and lower back pain have an undeniable link?

Lower back pain is by far the most common ailment of golfers, regardless of their age.

Benefits of Nurse Navigators

Here at Nebraska Spine Hospital, our main focus is providing the best care possible to our patients. One of the ways we achieve that goal is through our team of nurse navigators. Keep reading to learn more about our nurse navigators and how they benefit our patients.

What Is a Nurse Navigator?

A nurse navigator is someone who helps to coordinate a patient’s care from their pre-operative appointment to weeks after they’re discharged from surgery.

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.

Office Spine Health 101: Office Stretches

One of the easiest ways to prevent back pain is to get up and move every hour. Set a reminder on your phone or computer and walk around the office or stretch at least once an hour. You can even try to implement one of the following office stretches and exercises.

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Office Stretches

Our favorite office stretch is the reverse arch stretch.

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