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,
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.
The holidays are upon us. It’s time to welcome cozy nights filled with friends, family, and plenty of joy. What everyone is hoping not to welcome is holiday back pain. When you think about it, the holidays are a prime time for people to experience back pain.
The holidays knock most people out of their daily routine,
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.
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?
Did you know? According to a recent study, chronic pain disrupts the sleep of 20% of Americans at least a few nights a week.
The majority of people suffering from chronic pain have trouble either falling asleep or staying asleep. It makes sense; chronic pain makes it difficult to get comfortable and who can regularly fall asleep when they’re experiencing discomfort?
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,
Those who have experienced lower back pain in their lifetime know how hard it can be to sleep with it. Whether the pain prevents them from falling asleep or wakes them up in the middle of the night, there’s no doubt that lower back pain makes it harder to sleep.
September is Pain Awareness Month. Did you know that nearly 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives? Or that lower back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide? Considering its prevalence, it’s time we start raising back pain awareness.
Who experiences it?
Back pain is experienced by many different types of people,
ALIF stands for anterior lumbar interbody fusion. The ALIF procedure is one of several different methods of spinal fusion. During spinal fusion surgery, a surgeon fuses two or more vertebrae together using a bone graft. The bone tissue of these vertebrae will continue to grow and permanently lock together. Spinal fusion limits the movement of the spine,