Is Christmas Shopping Causing Your Neck or Back Pain?

We’ve all heard that heavy backpacks can cause serious health problems, but did you know heavy purses can, too? Sure, you may have noticed that after a couple hours of shopping, your purse seems to weigh three times what it did at the beginning of the trip. You probably shrugged it off, thinking it was no big deal.

Low-Impact Aerobic Exercise For Back Pain

The human body is designed to stay in motion, not for long periods of rest – and the same holds true even if you’re suffering from back pain. Remaining active is important for everyone, which is why we prescribe the majority of our patients regular low-impact aerobic exercise for back pain.

Aerobic exercise helps keep the body healthy by increasing your heart rate and improving circulation.

Remain Pain-Free Over The Holidays

No one wants to experience pain over the holidays. But the truth is that the holidays are the perfect storm for developing back pain. Take the long hours cooking and baking, shopping, traveling, or wrapping presents and compound it by not having enough time to worry about your nutrition, exercise, or sleep.

The result?

Relieving Stress-Induced Neck Pain

National Stress Awareness Day is celebrated on the first Wednesday in November every year, meaning this year it fell on November 3. This day was created to help people identify and reduce the stress factors in their lives. According to a Gallup poll conducted in 2020, 60% of Americans report experiencing a significant amount of daily stress.

Medications Before Surgery: General Guidance

Prior to surgery at Nebraska Spine Hospital, each patient will have a detailed phone call with one of our nurse navigators. During this call, our nurse navigators will cover a lot of information pertaining to your medical history and upcoming surgery, including how to handle your medications before surgery. In addition, you will also receive a call from our pharmacy to verify your current medications. 

Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis are both very common spinal disorders – to the tune of more than 3 million cases of each every year. While these disorders can affect people of all ages, children and adolescents are most susceptible due to their developing spines.

What Is Spondylolysis?

Spondylolysis occurs when there’s a crack or stress fracture in a vertebra.

Five Ways Motion Can Cause Low Back Pain

You may be thinking, “How can motion cause low back pain? Weren’t humans designed to be in motion?” Yes, humans are meant to be active. But like all well-built machines, sometimes normal use leads to wear and tear.

We’re not, by any means, telling you that in order to be free of low back pain you must remain motionless.

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