spinal tumors

Spinal Tumors 101

Spinal tumors, while relatively rare, present a significant health concern for those affected. These abnormal growths can occur in various parts of the spine and have diverse origins and impacts. We aim to provide comprehensive information and advanced treatment options to help patients navigate this challenging condition.

Revolutionary Lumbar Total Disc Replacement Procedure

No one should have to continue suffering from chronic back pain and reduced mobility due to a damaged lumbar disc. Nebraska Spine Hospital offers a groundbreaking solution with its years of experience in Lumbar Total Disc Replacement. This innovative procedure is designed to restore your quality of life by addressing the root cause of your discomfort.

Understanding Discectomy (Microdiscectomy) for Spinal Health

A discectomy, specifically microdiscectomy, is a surgical procedure aimed at relieving the pain caused by a herniated disc pressing on a nerve root or spinal cord. This innovative treatment is crucial in addressing discomfort and limited mobility resulting from this common spinal condition. Nebraska Spine Hospital is at the forefront of providing expert care for individuals in need of this specialized procedure.

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Understanding Herniated Disc Disorders

The spine is composed of 26 bones called vertebrae, with discs in between them acting as cushions. These discs are made up of a jelly-like substance and play a crucial role in supporting the spine. However, sometimes, these a disc can become herniated or slipped, leading to various complications.

A herniated disc occurs when all or part of the disc is pushed through a weakened area in the spine,

All About Vertebral Compression Fractures

Vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) are a common condition affecting individuals, particularly as they age. These fractures occur when the bones in the spine become weak or fragile, leading to their collapse under normal pressure. Read on to explore the causes, symptoms, and available treatment options for vertebral compression fractures.

Causes of Vertebral Compression Fractures

  1. Osteoporosis: The most common cause of VCFs is osteoporosis,
fundamentals of scoliosis diagnosis & treatment

The Fundamentals of Scoliosis Diagnosis & Treatment

Scoliosis is a common spinal condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It involves an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine, which can lead to postural changes, discomfort, and potential health complications. In observance of Scoliosis Awareness Month, we have provided a comprehensive overview of scoliosis, covering its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.

Cold Weather And Sciatica

Many people we talk to with sciatica swear their pain worsens when the temperatures drop. Are 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.

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.

Are You Ready for Surgery?

Do you have an upcoming spine surgery scheduled? Or has your doctor implied that you may be in need of surgery in the next several years? We’ve compiled a few tips to help our patients prepare for spine surgery. These tips will help prepare you for the best outcome – a life without back pain.