A bone graft is a tiny piece of bone used to fuse the spine together. This extra bone acts as the cement that fuses the vertebrae together during spinal fusion surgery. Bone grafting can be done with pieces of a patient’s own bone (autograft), processed bone from a bone bank (allograft), or a bone graft substitute (demineralized bone,
A disc herniates when the outer portion of the disc ruptures and some of the softer disc nucleus material squeezes out. When a herniated disc is bulging out of position it can push on spinal nerves and cause severe, shooting pain, numbness and/or weakness.
Low back pain can make it difficult to find a cardiovascular exercise that’s effective. You want to get your heart pumping, but not at the expense of hurting yourself. One great cardio exercise that’s easy on the back is bike riding! Riding a bike doesn’t require a lot of movement from your back.
Here are some quick tips on how to keep your back safe and comfortable during those bike rides:
Nebraska Spine Hospital is proud to have the only O-arm system in Nebraska dedicated only to spine. The O-arm imaging system provides real-time, three dimensional surgical imaging with a level of detail that ensures precision hardware placement, resulting in reduced time in surgery and better patient outcomes.
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ALIF stands for anterior lumbar interbody fusion. The ALIF procedure is performed to remove a large portion of a degenerated disc that is frequently the source of back pain. It is called an anterior procedure because the spine is approached from the front of the body avoiding potential damage to the low back muscles.
How is an ALIF performed?
According to AAA 86% of Americans are planning to take a final road trip this Labor Day weekend. Unfortunately, low back pain can sometimes result after long hours spent driving.
Follow these three tips to avoid low back pain while driving:
Nebraska Spine Hospital’s very own Dr. Eric Phillips has issued the Ice Bucket Challenge to his partners to raise awareness and funds for ALS. Dr. Phillips is committed to raising awareness and funds to defeat ALS because he wants to honor the memory his brother who died of the disease.
Protect your child’s spine by loading their backpack correctly and making sure they wear it right. Backpacks that are too heavy or worn incorrectly can result in an aching back and shoulders, tingling arms, weakened muscles, and stooped posture.
Remember- Pack It Light, Wear It Right!
Help protect your child’s spine by following these tips and packing their backpack right.
Minimally invasive spine surgery was first performed in the 1980s, but has recently seen rapid advances in technology that have enabled spine surgeons to expand patient selection and treat an increasing number of spinal disorders, such as degenerative disc disease, herniated disc, fractures, tumors, infections, instability, and deformity.
Strength training- we all know we need it, but after certain injuries or strains, it can be hard to get started. There are several things to remember when while strength training to keep your spine healthy.