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 new year is here and if you didn’t make any healthy New Year’s resolutions, there’s still time! Here at Nebraska Spine Hospital, we are all about promoting a healthy lifestyle, as it is often the best way to prevent or alleviate back pain. So, in the spirit of healthy living, we recommend the following New Year’s resolutions to everyone,
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?
No one wants to experience back pain on Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is for family, friends, and delicious food. But with all the food that needs to be cooked and people milling about, back pain is a real problem that you may experience.
Thanksgiving may look a little different for some this year. Whether you’re planning to celebrate with only the people in your household,
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?
With Halloween right around the corner, we decided to touch on one of the most chilling aspects of our work. The nature of our work revolves around people being in pain, so that isn’t the scary part. The scary part is what happens when people leave pain untreated.
Being in pain is uncomfortable,
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,
Throughout your life, you have probably been taught that good posture is essential to your health. How many times have you had someone tell you to stand or sit up straight? Probably too many to count.
Good posture has many benefits to your overall health. It can help relieve, or even prevent, neck and back pain.