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?
Millions of people in the United States suffer from sciatica. Sciatica is a term used to describe the symptoms of leg pain, tingling, and numbness or weakness originating in the lower back to the sciatic nerve in the back of the leg.
What surprises most of our patients is that sciatica is not a medical diagnosis,
Nighttime back pain is a type of lower back pain that affects a small percentage of people. Nighttime back pain, or nocturnal back pain, occurs when lower back pain doesn’t stop even when a person is lying down. No matter what adjustments a person makes, the pain keeps getting worse. Keep reading to discover the various causes and treatment options for nighttime back pain.
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.
In short, spinal stenosis occurs when the spinal canal begins to narrow.
Spondylosis is a very common spinal condition with more than 3 million cases diagnosed each year. Since this condition often worsens with age, more than 85% of people over the age of 60 are affected.
According to spine-health.com, “Spondylosis is not a medical diagnosis; it is a term that describes symptoms related to degenerative changes in the spine.” –
While the most common type of scoliosis occurs in adolescents, the risk of scoliosis doesn’t completely go away. Degenerative scoliosis occurs when there is significant degeneration of the facet joints and intervertebral discs in your spine. This degeneration happens over time and can begin as young as 40 but is most common in adults 65 and older.
June is all about being outdoors, summer fun, and scoliosis. Yes, you read that correctly. Did you know that June is Scoliosis Awareness Month?
Scoliosis is a spinal condition that causes a sideways curvature of the spine. It can affect both children and adults, but occurs most frequently in children during their last growth spurt before puberty.
It’s safe to say that a large majority of people will likely experience a stiff neck in their lifetime, which is why we’d like to take a moment to discuss stiff neck causes and treatment options.
A stiff neck is typically identified by soreness and difficulty moving the neck, especially when the person tries to turn their head to the side.
Degenerative disc disease is a spinal condition that occurs when normal wear and tear on your spine causes pain. It is a very common condition, with over 3 million new cases diagnosed each year. While everyone’s spinal discs will begin to breakdown with age, not everyone will experience pain.
Degenerative Disc Disease Causes
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Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis are both very common spinal disorders – to the tune of more than 3 million cases each year. While these disorders can affect people of all ages, children and adolescents are most susceptible due to their developing spines.
Spondylolysis occurs when there’s a crack or stress fracture in a vertebra.