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Happy Thanksgiving, From the Center for Spine and Orthopedics

Happy Thanksgiving, From the Center for Spine and Orthopedics

| November 26, 2014

At this time of Thanksgiving, we pause to count our blessings. The friendship and confidence all of our patients have shown in us is overwhelming and heart-warming. For all of these things, we are deeply thankful. Our best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving, and save travel to all. Additionally, we’d like to take this time to announce that our partner and preferred Natural Healing Post-Op Center, the Saratoga Resort and Spa has been nominated for the Saratoga / Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Of The Year! We ask that all who feel compelled to do so, please vote for Saratoga Resort and Spa, and share the poll with your friends.

Texting Can Put More Than 50LBS Of Pressure On Your Spine!

Texting Can Put More Than 50LBS Of Pressure On Your Spine!

| November 25, 2014

Stand up straight! Peering down to check your texts could lead to wear and tear in your back. The average person is hunched over texting for two to four hours a day. Stand up for good health by paying attention to your texting habits. Bending your head at a 60-degree angle to send and receive […]

Low Back Pain In High School Athletes

Low Back Pain In High School Athletes

| November 18, 2014

Most adults at some point throughout their life will develop low back pain. In fact, the chance is fairly high with most studies putting the likelihood at 80 percent. The incidence of low back pain in adolescents has been estimated to be in the range of 15 to 20 percent. This rate increases depending on […]

The Painful Effects Of Smoking: Chronic Back Pain

The Painful Effects Of Smoking: Chronic Back Pain

| November 11, 2014

If you want to avoid chronic back pain, put out the cigarette. A new Northwestern Medicine study has found that smokers are three times more likely than nonsmokers to develop chronic back pain, and dropping the habit may cut your chances of developing this often debilitating condition. “Smoking affects the brain,” said Bogdan Petre, lead […]

3 Ways to Prevent Exercise-Related Back Pain

3 Ways to Prevent Exercise-Related Back Pain

| November 4, 2014

You may expect to feel the effects of walking or running in your feet, knees, or shins, but when your back and shoulders hurt at the end of the day, it might not occur to you that exercise could be to blame. Unfortunately, though, the impact from running or walking can affect you all the […]

Total Disc Replacement: Myth or Reality for Spine Disease

Total Disc Replacement: Myth or Reality for Spine Disease

| October 28, 2014

Say goodbye to nagging back pain. Join Dr. Michael Janssen from the Center for Spinal Disorders, for a free seminar to discuss back pain and what treatment options are right for you. Avista Adventist Hospital presents A FREE SEMINAR: Total Disc Replacement: Myth or Reality for Spine Disease Thursday, November 13 — Noon – 1 […]

Relieving Upper Back Pain

Relieving Upper Back Pain

| October 21, 2014

The hot spot: Upper back The problem: We’re all trying to decrease the amount of time we spend in our seats. Few desks are optimally configured for standing while working with the top of the screen at or below eye level, leaving many standers hunched over with back pain. “For every inch your head inclines […]

Is My Back Pain Caused by a Pinched Nerve or Degenerated Disc?

Is My Back Pain Caused by a Pinched Nerve or Degenerated Disc?

| October 14, 2014

When back pain is caused by a spinal disc problem, the source of the pain is either from a nerve being irritated by a protruding disc, or it is from the disc space itself. Differentiating between the two can cause confusion among patients, as doctors may use different terms to identify the source of pain. […]

Gentle Yoga Poses Therapeutic For Back Pain

Gentle Yoga Poses Therapeutic For Back Pain

| October 7, 2014

Everyone knows that yoga is good for stretching and relaxing and even spiritual practice, but research is now showing that it can also be good for pain — especially those nagging pains that traditional medicine can’t seem to deal with. Chronic low-back pain is often the bane of doctors, who have few effective treatments for […]

Nutrients For Back Pain

Nutrients For Back Pain

| September 30, 2014

Tips for preventing and managing back pain Back pain is extremely common. Most adults experience at least one episode of back pain in their life. Some people recover fully, however others are left in chronic pain, or recurring pain. This can make day to day activities incredibly painful or impossible, and can be a cause […]