In the first two installments of this series, we discussed how to maintain proper office chair posture and creating a healthy workspace. If you missed those entries, we encourage you to read them. In this entry, we will be delving into the various office stretches and exercises you can do to ward off back pain.
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?
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.
Cervical spine surgery is most often performed to treat spinal instability and/or spinal cord impingement and is reserved for patients whose symptoms are beyond treatment by physical therapy and medication.
The cervical spine is comprised of the seven vertebrae in your neck and their accompanying discs. The spinal discs provide cushion between the vertebrae,
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,
The holidays are swiftly approaching and for most people the holidays bring friends, family, and a lot of traveling. Back pain is incredibly common across the globe – it is the single leading cause of disability worldwide and prevents millions of people from completing everyday activities. Traveling with back pain can be made simpler by following a few of these tips from our friends at Spine-Health.
Our primary goal here at Nebraska Spine Hospital is to provide each and every patient with the best care possible. We take great care in monitoring our patients before, during, and after their stay with us. One way in which we go above and beyond for our patients is informing them of what to expect at each step of the process,
We’ve often found that recovery from spine surgery is the last thing on our patients’ minds, especially any preparations that will have to be made at home. Because of that, we try to bring it to their attention during pre-operative visits by asking questions. We’ll ask about the setup of their home. Is it a one-story or two-story home?
Throughout the course of any given year, 15% of US adults experience neck pain that lasts about a day. It’s no surprise that neck pain is so common. The cervical spine provides support to the human head which weighs 11 pounds on average. That’s the equivalent of a medium-sized bowling ball!
While neck pain is common,
Bone grafts in spine surgery are most commonly used to help fuse vertebrae together during a spinal fusion surgery. A bone graft is a tiny piece of bone that acts as the cement to fuse the vertebrae together. Bone grafting can be done with three different types of grafts:
- Autograft – pieces of a patient’s own bone
- Allograft –