Spine for spinal fusion surgery

What is a bone graft?

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,

Back Pain Free Biking

Tips for Back Pain Free Biking

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:

O-arm Imaging in Spine Surgery

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 anterior lumbar interbodyfusion

ALIF Procedure

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?

Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS

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. 

Backpack, wear it right! Keep it Light!

Back to School Backpack Tips

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.

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