Osteoporosis is incredibly common with an estimated 10 million Americans living with the condition. Osteoporosis is a condition marked by low bone mass, which often leads to the weakening of your bones and an increased risk of fractures. Since it is considered a degenerative condition, it primarily affects people over the age of 50.
2020 has been a weird year, especially for travel. With COVID-19, many Americans have found their daily lives significantly impacted. After being cooped up at home, many are opting to take road trips this summer since air travel is riskier. According to the Expedia 2020 Summer Travel Report, about 85% of Americans plan to take a road trip this summer.
Did you know? Nebraska Spine Hospital is celebrating its 10th birthday this year! August 16, 2020 is exactly 10 years since the first surgery at Nebraska Spine Hospital. Since we’re unable to have an in-person celebration, we decided that sharing what our staff and patients have to say about Nebraska Spine Hospital is the next best way to celebrate.
Pregnancy back pain is incredibly common – half of all pregnancies are complicated by back pain. Of those, 10% of pregnancies are complicated by back pain so severe that it interferes with the ability to complete daily activities.
It’s a well-known fact that the body goes through many changes during pregnancy, but back pain should not be accepted as a natural part of pregnancy.
While the human body as a whole is fascinating, have you ever thought of how amazing your spine is? It supports your body weight, provides flexibility, and protects your spinal cord.
When we’re born, our spines consist of 33 individual vertebrae. As we age, some of those vertebrae begin to fuse together.
With gardening season in full swing, it’s the perfect time to share a few tips to help prevent back pain. Gardening can be great exercise, meaning it might actually help prevent or alleviate back pain when done correctly.
Benefits of regular exercise include:
- Helps reduce the frequency or severity of flare-ups in your pain
- Keeps the spine both functional and mobile
- Burns calories to help you maintain a healthy weight
- Produces endorphins (nature’s painkillers) to elevate your mood and fight depression
Keep reading for several tips on gardening with back pain.
Nebraska Spine Hospital is proud to support National Scoliosis Awareness Month. June is used to supply information about scoliosis to the public, while highlighting the growing need for education, early detection, and public awareness of the physical, emotional, and economic impact of the condition, and provide support and hope to all people affected by scoliosis.
Some of the most common questions we get asked are regarding back pain relief. And that makes sense – back pain is the second most common reason for doctor’s visits, only outnumbered by upper respiratory infections. Luckily though, most cases of back pain aren’t caused by serious conditions.
So, how can you get back pain relief at home?
Last week, we covered who has an increased risk of osteoporosis along with the basics of the condition. As a refresher, osteoporosis is a condition marked by low bone mass. Low bone mass leads to the weakening of your bones and an increased risk of fractures.
Among other risk factors,
May is National Osteoporosis Month, meaning it’s the perfect time to learn more about this incredibly common condition. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, “about 54 million Americans have osteoporosis and low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis.”
Keep reading to learn more about this common condition and what the various risk factors are.