When the spine becomes compressed due to trauma or a degenerative condition, vertebral compression fractures can occur. According to Spine-Health, “A compression fracture is usually defined as a vertebral bone in the spine that has decreased at least 15 to 20% in height due to fracture.” While vertebrae can fracture anywhere in your spine,
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.
Sciatica is an incredibly common condition. According to Spine-Health, between 10-40% of the population will experience sciatica at some point in their life.
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?
Osteoporosis is incredibly common with an estimated 10 million Americans living with the condition. Osteoporosis is a condition marked by low bone mass, which often leads to the weakening of your bones and an increased risk of fractures. Since it is considered a degenerative condition, it primarily affects people over the age of 50.
Have you ever heard of spinal stenosis? If not, it’s about time you learned the basics of this common spine condition that affects an estimated 8-11% of the population. Since most cases are degenerative, individuals over 50 years old have the highest risk of developing the condition.
Nebraska Spine Hospital is proud to support National Scoliosis Awareness Month. June is used to supply information about scoliosis to the public, while highlighting the growing need for education, early detection, and public awareness of the physical, emotional, and economic impact of the condition, and provide support and hope to all people affected by scoliosis.
Last week, we covered who has an increased risk of osteoporosis along with the basics of the condition. As a refresher, osteoporosis is a condition marked by low bone mass. Low bone mass leads to the weakening of your bones and an increased risk of fractures.
Among other risk factors,
May is National Osteoporosis Month, meaning it’s the perfect time to learn more about this incredibly common condition. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, “about 54 million Americans have osteoporosis and low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis.”
Keep reading to learn more about this common condition and what the various risk factors are.
If you have sciatica, your posture may be to blame for exacerbating the condition. Sciatica and your posture, especially while walking, are linked due to the alignment of the rest of your body and your sciatic nerve. Depending on your posture, various areas of your body can place stress on the nerve, causing pain.
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Nebraska Spine Hospital was one of the first facilities in the region to perform a cervical disc replacement. Because of that, we would like to take a moment to explain what it is and why it may need to be performed. Disc degeneration in the cervical spine is a terribly common ailment. Did you know that over 75% of people under the age of 50 have disc degeneration?