Nebraska Spine Hospital was one of the first facilities in the region to perform a cervical disc replacement. Because of that, we would like to take a moment to explain what it is and why it may need to be performed. Disc degeneration in the cervical spine is a terribly common ailment. Did you know that over 75% of people under the age of 50 have disc degeneration?
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,
Maintaining proper posture can work wonders both preventing and alleviating back pain. We’ve already covered how to achieve great posture while standing and believe it’s time to cover sitting posture.
The majority of us spend most of our days in the seated position. Whether it’s spent at a desk, at the table,
Did you know that neck pain is the third most common type of chronic pain? Over 25% of Americans suffer from this condition and nearly 60% of them don’t tell their physicians about the pain.
One of the most common causes of neck pain is simply looking down too often.
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,
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.
It’s safe to say that a large majority of people will likely experience a stiff neck in their lifetime, which is why we’d like to take a moment to discuss stiff neck causes and treatment options.
A stiff neck is typically identified by soreness and difficulty moving the neck, especially when the person tries to turn their head to the side.
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,
With more and more professionals working remotely using their laptops, we think it’s time to discuss laptop back pain tips. For those that use their laptops for more than three hours each day, the following tips will help to prevent any laptop back pain.
Raise your screen and use a separate keyboard and mouse