Holiday Gifts for a Healthy Back

The holiday season is upon us, which means it’s time for food, family, fun, and gifts! Though gift giving is not the only way to show you care, why not give your friends a healthy gift this year? If you know someone who has been experiencing back pain or would like ideas to help relieve your own back pain,

Upper Back Pain

When most think of back pain, they generally think of the lower back, or lumbar spine. And rightfully so, since lower back pain is so prevalent. In fact, lower back pain costs Americans a minimum of $50 billion each year in health care costs alone, not including lost wages or decreased productivity. 

That being said,

Tips for Back Pain-Free Biking

Cardiovascular exercise is essential to your spine health. Engaging in regular exercise helps to keep your spine both happy and healthy. Bike riding is an excellent form of cardiovascular exercise to work into your weekly routine. It helps to get your heart pumping, while not stressing your spine.

Keep reading for several tips for back pain-free biking.

Tips To Relieve Nighttime 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 for nighttime back pain.

9 Years of Nebraska Spine Hospital

We’re celebrating our nine year anniversary this month at Nebraska Spine Hospital. As many of you may know, the hospital was founded in 2010 by an incredible team of surgeons.

Every aspect of the hospital was carefully designed to focus exclusively on the diagnosis, treatment, and recovery of patients with conditions of the spine.

What is Spondylosis?

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.” – 

Smoking And Back Pain

The news that smoking is bad for you is hardly groundbreaking. Smoking has been linked to serious diseases like lung cancer, emphysema, and heart disease. Did you know that smoking and back pain are also related? That’s right, if you’re a smoker and are experiencing back pain, smoking is probably part of the issue. Research has found that smoking may be associated with a higher risk of osteoporosis,

Common Spine Surgery Questions

Here at Nebraska Spine Hospital, we take extra care in answering our patients’ surgical questions, both before and after surgery. Since our entire staff’s only focus is the spine, our team is very familiar with common spine surgery questions.

Below are a few of the most common spine surgery questions our team fields prior to surgery.

Treating Spinal Tumors

It’s estimated that 10,000 Americans develop primary or metastatic spinal cord tumors each year. Treating spinal tumors can vary based on the type of tumor and symptoms experienced. A spinal tumor is defined as a growth that develops inside the spinal canal or inside the bones of the spine. These tumors can be cancerous or noncancerous and are primarily one of two types,

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