Neck Pain From Looking Down

Neck pain is a very common type of chronic pain. According to Spine-Health.com, “In the course of 3 months, about 15% of U.S. adults have neck pain that lasts at least one full day.”

One of the most common causes of neck pain is simply looking down too often. We know that might sound absurd because you can’t live your entire life without looking down at all.

Vertebral Compression Fracture

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,

Herniated Disc: What Is It And What Causes It?

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.

What To Expect Before Spine Surgery

Since many of our patients have never undergone spine surgery, we try to always communicate what to expect before spine surgery. Keep reading to discover what happens before your spine surgery at Nebraska Spine Hospital.

Please note: Due to the ever-changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the following information may not be up-to-date.

Cold Weather And Sciatica

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?

Stretching For Back Pain Relief

A daily stretching regimen can be beneficial for nearly everyone. Stretching helps to keep your muscles flexible and strong, and ultimately allows them to maintain a full range of motion. Healthy muscles are able to better support your spine and help minimize the risk of back injury.

If you’re currently experiencing back pain,

Pregnancy Back Pain

Pregnancy back pain is incredibly common – half of all pregnancies are complicated by back pain. Of those, 10% of pregnancies are complicated by back pain so severe that it interferes with the ability to complete daily activities.

It’s a well-known fact that the body goes through many changes during pregnancy, but back pain should not be accepted as a natural part of pregnancy.

Gardening With Back Pain

With gardening season in full swing, it’s the perfect time to share a few tips to help prevent back pain. Gardening can be great exercise, meaning it might actually help prevent or alleviate back pain when done correctly. 

Benefits of regular exercise include:

  • Helps reduce the frequency or severity of flare-ups in your pain
  • Keeps the spine both functional and mobile
  • Burns calories to help you maintain a healthy weight
  • Produces endorphins (nature’s painkillers) to elevate your mood and fight depression

Keep reading for several tips on gardening with back pain.

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