There are more than 3 million cases of herniated discs every year. To say the least, it’s a very common spinal condition. If you haven’t heard of a herniated disc, the condition is also known as a slipped disc or ruptured disc. They occur most commonly in the lower back, but can also happen in the neck.
Back pain is an incredibly common problem – over 80% of adults will experience it at some point in their life. With it being so prevalent, many people do not know when their back pain warrants a trip to their doctor. In fact, many people ask us, ‘Should I see a doctor for my back pain?’
Welcome to 2018! Now that we’re in the new year, it’s time to make a resolution. But before you decide on what your resolution will be, we want you to consider one thing – your spine health. Why not resolve to improve your spine health in 2018?
In order to accomplish a goal or resolution,
Many people we talk to with sciatica swear their pain worsens when the temperatures drop. Is cold weather and sciatica pain just a coincidence or is there solid evidence to support the increased pain? It’s a little of both, but before we get into the reasoning, we want to take a moment to refresh you on what sciatica is.
In the spirit of Crossword Puzzle Day, we created a spine crossword puzzle with the terminology we use every day. Not only is it a fun activity that can help pass the time in a waiting room and sharpen your memory, it can also help if you or a loved one is experiencing back pain.
The holidays are upon us. It’s time to welcome cozy nights filled with friends, family, and plenty of joy. What everyone is hoping not to welcome is holiday back pain. When you think about it, the holidays are a prime time for people to experience back pain.
The holidays knock most people out of their daily routine,
No one wants to experience back pain on Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving is for family, friends, and delicious food. But with all the food that needs to be cooked and everyone milling about, back pain is a real problem that you may experience. We’ve compiled a short list of tips to keep back pain away on Thanksgiving,
Since we know that many of our patients have never undergone spine surgery, we try to always communicate what to expect before spine surgery. Please keep reading to discover what happens before your spine surgery at Nebraska Spine Hospital.
The purpose of the preoperative visit is to further prepare you for surgery,
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.
With Halloween right around the corner, we thought we’d get into the spirit and spook you with some facts about poor posture. Trust us, the side effects of poor posture aren’t pretty. But before we get into the scary details, let’s cover what proper posture is.
Proper posture while standing:
- Stand up straight with your hands at your sides.