Degenerative Scoliosis 101

While the most common type of scoliosis occurs in adolescents, the risk of scoliosis doesn’t completely go away. Degenerative scoliosis occurs when there is significant degeneration of the facet joints and intervertebral discs in your spine. This degeneration happens over time and can begin as young as 40 but is most common in adults 65 and older.

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.

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,

Meet Our Doctors

With National Doctors’ Day just around the corner, we wanted to compile all of our surgeon’s education and achievements in one place. Read all about our surgeons below and don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment.

Timothy Burd, MD

Timothy Burd, MD is a fellowship trained and board certified orthopedic spine surgeon at Nebraska Spine Hospital.

Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease is a spinal condition that occurs when normal wear and tear on your spine causes pain. It is a very common condition, with over 3 million new cases diagnosed each year. While everyone’s spinal discs will begin to breakdown with age, not everyone will experience pain.

Degenerative Disc Disease Causes

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Yoga For Back Pain Relief

Yoga for back pain relief can be extremely beneficial for both occasional soreness and chronic pain. Exercise in general is good for preventing and relieving back pain, but yoga in particular helps relieve pain through strengthening and stretching your muscles, improving posture and balance, and promoting body awareness and relaxation.

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Staying Active Throughout The Day

Regardless of whether you spend the majority of your days at work, school, or home, staying active throughout the day is integral to your spine health. Sedentary lifestyles are more common in the US than active ones. In fact, less than 5% of US adults participate in 30 minutes of physical activity each day.

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?

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