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,

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.

Stiff Neck Causes And Treatment

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.

Specialized Nursing At Nebraska Spine Hospital

Every year, we have the pleasure of celebrating our specialized nursing staff on National Nurses Day. This year, that day falls on Monday, May 6. Over the years, we have received countless comments from patients and their families about the exceptional quality of our nursing staff.

Here at Nebraska Spine Hospital, we have a specialized nursing staff,

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,

4 Laptop Back Pain Tips

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

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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

In between each vertebra,

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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