Deborah’s Patient Experience

Here at Nebraska Spine Hospital, we pride ourselves on providing our patients with the best care possible. By focusing on the individual, not the condition, we strive to meet the needs of every patient. We want to make sure you feel heard by every staff member, from doctors and nurses to support staff. 

To give potential patients a better understanding of what it’s like to receive care at Nebraska Spine Hospital,

How Do You Know It’s Degenerative Scoliosis?

We’ve all heard of scoliosis, and we generally associate this risk with the young. However, there is a serious risk of degenerative, or adult-onset, scoliosis for adults.  This degeneration can start as young as 40 but is more prevalent among those 65 and older. As we age, if there is significant degeneration of the facet joints,

Let’s Talk About Herniated Discs

What Is a Herniated Disc?

You often hear words associated with a herniated disc like “pinched nerve”, “ruptured disc” or “bulging disc”, but they are essentially talking about the same thing. Spinal discs are the small cushions between the individual bones, or vertebrae, that collectively make your spine. When a disc is herniated,

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.

Back Pain Facts And Fiction

Since opening in 2010, we’ve had many patients come to us with little to no knowledge about back pain. With an astounding 80% of adults likely to experience back pain at some point in their lives, we’d like to change that and help educate people on back pain facts and fiction.

Want to test your back pain knowledge?

Summer Gardening

Gardening can be a relaxing and delightful activity for many during the summer season. If you enjoy growing your own fresh veggies, you know now is the time to be working hard in the garden to have a bountiful fall harvest. If flowers are your thing, pruning and pulling weeds are important parts of making your yard beautiful.

Scoliosis: Signs, Symptoms and Screening

June is scoliosis awareness month. Scoliosis is a condition which causes a curvature in the spine. Idiopathic scoliosis is most commonly seen in girls with a family history of the condition, between the ages of 10 and 12; however, anyone can be impacted by the condition.

While it is a rare condition,

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation: A New Treatment for Back Pain

The back is a sophisticated structure of bones and muscles. The delicate system can be strained or irritated leading to some form of back pain. At any given time, it is estimated that 31 million Americans experience lower back pain.

Back pain can be difficult to manage,

Scoliosis: The Basics

June is Scoliosis Awareness Month.  If you don’t quite know what Scoliosis is, you likely have heard the word at some point during your middle school career.  Most of us endured the somewhat uncomfortable spine check as our self-conscious 11-year-old self tried to hold back the giggles.  At the time, you likely weren’t explained why this test was necessary and were simply given the short speech that it was: “to make sure your back was straight.”  But,

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