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22 06, 2017

4 Ways Walking Can Help Improve Your Spine

June 22nd, 2017|

Walking each day can help improve your health both emotionally and physically. If you are feeling stressed out, don’t reach for the chips. Instead, reach for your sneakers and go for a walk. Not only will you clear you head, but you will also burn a few calories! Additionally, walking can go beyond just that [...]

18 06, 2017

Common Conditions That Could Lead to Foraminal Narrowing

June 18th, 2017|

When you experience back pain, you probably refer to it simply as back pain. However, it is important to understand that there could be more to it than just pain. Foraminal narrowing is a spinal condition that occurs slowly and gradually. During this slow process, a person might experience pain, numbness, and tingling, in and [...]

12 06, 2017

Benefits of Ambulatory Surgical Centers vs. Traditional Hospital Settings

June 12th, 2017|

As our nation struggles with how to improve a troubled and costly health care system, the experience of ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) is a great example of a successful transformation in health care delivery. ASCs are still a new concept as, only 40 years ago, virtually all surgeries were performed in hospitals. Physicians have taken [...]

7 06, 2017

6 Tips for Prolonged Sitting

June 7th, 2017|

Sitting for prolonged periods of time can be a major cause of back pain, cause increased stress of the back, neck, arms and legs and can add a tremendous amount of pressure to the back muscles and spinal discs. Additionally, sitting in a slouched position can overstretch the spinal ligaments and strain the spinal discs. [...]

5 06, 2017

Stiff Neck?

June 5th, 2017|

This article is excerpted from's article by Richard A. Staehler, MD on March 31, 2017. A stiff neck is typically characterized by soreness and difficulty moving the neck, especially when trying to turn the head to the side. It may also be accompanied by a headache, neck pain, shoulder pain and/or arm pain. In order [...]

1 06, 2017

Disc Osteophyte Complex

June 1st, 2017|

Osteophytes (bone spurs) develop in the musculoskeletal system due to normal wear and tear as you age. When osteophytes affect more than one intervertebral disk or spinal vertebrae, the condition is called disc osteophyte complex. Aging, degenerative disc diseases such as osteoarthritis, trauma or overuse injuries, and obesity can cause the spine to weaken. When [...]

25 05, 2017

Back to Life: Brian’s Story

May 25th, 2017| After several failed open back surgeries, Brian Leighton resigned himself to living in pain and in a wheelchair. His wife Gail, however, refused to give up.  When returning to their Florida home for winter, she began her research and finally discovered the Bonati Spine Institute. Watch Brian's story above and if you too [...]

22 05, 2017

14 Amazing Facts About Your Spine

May 22nd, 2017|

Both giraffes and humans have seven vertebrae in their necks. As babies, we have 33 vertebrae but as adults we end up with 26. What happens to the 9 remaining bones? Four of them will fuse to make our tailbone and five fuse to make the back of the pelvis. The spinal column has 3 [...]

17 05, 2017

Is There Help For Arachnoiditis?

May 17th, 2017|

If you go to any doctor’s office, especially radiologists and anesthesiologists, and ask them about Arachnoiditis, you will likely be told that it does not exist, it is an urban myth, no one knows anything about it and that it is not a painful condition. Do an internet search on Arachnoiditis and you may find [...]

15 05, 2017

Best Stretches for Lower Back Pain

May 15th, 2017|

Lower back pain can lead to discomfort throughout the day and even when you’re sleeping. Over-the-counter pain relievers might help, but you probably do not want to have to take these every single day in the morning and at night. Several years ago, a study revealed that stretching was more effective for neck pain than [...]

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