Practice Proper Sitting Posture

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,

9 Years of Nebraska Spine Hospital

We’re celebrating our nine year anniversary this month at Nebraska Spine Hospital. As many of you may know, the hospital was founded in 2010 by an incredible team of surgeons.

Every aspect of the hospital was carefully designed to focus exclusively on the diagnosis, treatment, and recovery of patients with conditions of the spine.

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.

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

Ideally,

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,

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