Cervical discectomy procedures are performed to relieve the pressure on nerves from a herniated disc. A disc herniates when the outer portion of the disc ruptures and some of the softer disc nucleus material squeezes out. The herniated disc pushes against the spinal cord or spinal nerves and causes pain in the neck or arms.
Spring is here and in Nebraska that means it is time to get to work in the garden. Follow these six tips to avoid back pain while tending to your garden:
Dr. Woodward discussed the use of IV acetaminophen for post back surgery pain in an article in the Omaha World Herald on February 6, 2014. IV acetaminophen is used after surgery to control pain without the side effects of narcotics.
The article is featured below and quotes Dr. Randall Woodward and Barb Barrett –
Holiday Inn Express Cherry Hills and Nebraska Spine Hospital are partnering to offer a special rate of $72 per night to our spine surgery patients and their families. Our surgery patients can make a reservation at the Holiday Inn Express website.
With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) there is increasing pressure to measure the value in healthcare. Patient value in spine surgery can be defined as a balance between expertise, quality, and cost.
Dr. Randal Woodward has been recognized by Becker’s Spine Review as one of forty spine surgeons at a spine focused hospitals to know. Dr. Woodward is Chairman of the Board at the Nebraska Spine Hospital . Dr. Woodward is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopaedic spine surgeon. Dr. Woodward sees patients in clinic in Omaha at the Nebraska Spine Center and in Grand Island at Central Nebraska Orthopaedics.