Sciatica: Know The Facts

Millions of people in the United States suffer from sciatica. Sciatica is a term used to describe the symptoms of leg pain, tingling, and numbness or weakness originating in the lower back to the sciatic nerve in the back of the leg.

What surprises most of our patients is that sciatica is not a medical diagnosis,

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,

All About Scoliosis

June is all about being outdoors, summer fun, and scoliosis. Yes, you read that correctly. Did you know that June is Scoliosis Awareness Month?

Scoliosis is a spinal condition that causes a sideways curvature of the spine. It can affect both children and adults, but occurs most frequently in children during their last growth spurt before puberty.

Preventing Winter Injuries

Winter is the season for injuries. Between the slick sidewalks and snow to be shoveled, it’s important to take precautions to help with preventing winter injuries. We urge that everyone consider the following tips. The elderly and those experiencing back pain are certainly more likely to sustain a winter injury, but it’s important information for everyone to know.

Office Spine Health 101: Creating A Healthy Workspace

In the first installment of this series, we discussed how to maintain proper office chair posture. If you missed that entry, you can find it here. In this entry, we will be delving into the important topic of creating a healthy workspace that keeps your spine happy and healthy.

Did you know that leaning forward just 30 degrees puts 3 to 4 times more strain on the back?

Excellence In Spine Patient Care

At Nebraska Spine Hospital, we focus on various factors to ensure we are providing the very best in spine patient care. The majority of our patients are extremely satisfied with the care they received and we intend to keep it that way. We perform an average of 1,000 surgeries each year and our overall patient satisfaction consistently ranks above the 98th percentile.

Relieving Stress-Induced Neck Pain

The holiday season can be stressful. Did you know that one early sign of too much stress is stress-induced neck pain? All the built-up tension of handling both day-to-day and holiday responsibilities can really take a toll on your body, and your neck is one of the most common areas stress-induced pain flares up.

So what differentiates stress-induced neck pain from regular neck pain?

Meet Dr. Chase Woodward

Join us in welcoming Chase Woodward, MD, MPH, the newest orthopaedic spine surgeon here at Nebraska Spine Hospital. He is a fellowship trained and Board Eligible Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the North American Spine Society, as well as a Fellowship Candidate in the Scoliosis Research Society.

Dr. Chase Woodward is the son of one of Nebraska Spine Hospital’s founding surgeons,

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