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.
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.
Throughout the course of any given year, approximately 15% of US adults experience neck pain that lasts about a day. It’s no surprise that neck pain is so common. The cervical spine provides support to the human head which weighs 11 pounds on average. That’s the equivalent of a medium-sized bowling ball!
While neck pain is common,
Back pain not only affects your ability to fall and stay asleep, but also the quality of your sleep. When a person becomes sleep deprived, their body shuts down the release of a hormone that helps relieve pain and heal the body. Meaning, a lack of quality sleep can actually worsen your back pain.
We know you can still hear it like it was just yesterday – your mom advising (not nagging) you to do certain things while you were growing up. If you don’t eat your vegetables, no dessert! No coffee, it will stunt your growth. If you keep making that face, it will get frozen like that.
Back pain is incredibly common – 4 out of 5 people will experience back pain at some point in their lifetime. There are many different ways to protect yourself, but the best place to start is by knowing the common causes of back pain.
Once you know what to look out for, you can be proactive in preventing back pain.
The new year is here and if you didn’t make any healthy New Year’s resolutions, there’s still time! Here at Nebraska Spine Hospital, we are all about promoting a healthy lifestyle, as it is often the best way to prevent or alleviate back pain. So, in the spirit of healthy living, we recommend the following New Year’s resolutions to everyone,
With Halloween right around the corner, we decided to touch on one of the most chilling aspects of our work. The nature of our work revolves around people being in pain, so that isn’t the scary part. The scary part is what happens when people leave pain untreated.
Being in pain is uncomfortable,
Throughout your life, you have probably been taught that good posture is essential to your health. How many times have you had someone tell you to stand or sit up straight? Probably too many to count.
Good posture has many benefits to your overall health. It can help relieve, or even prevent, neck and back pain.
2020 has been a weird year, especially for travel. With COVID-19, many Americans have found their daily lives significantly impacted. After being cooped up at home, many are opting to take road trips this summer since air travel is riskier. According to the Expedia 2020 Summer Travel Report, about 85% of Americans plan to take a road trip this summer.