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17 03, 2018

Do I Have Sciatica?

March 17th, 2018|

What exactly is sciatica? The sciatic nerve is the largest single nerve in the human body; it runs from each side of the lower spine through deep in the buttock into the back of the thigh and all the way down to the foot. It serves a vital role in connecting the spinal cord with [...]

9 03, 2018

Back to Life: Jeanie’s Story

March 9th, 2018| Jeanie was a very active mother and grandmother until a car accident in 2014 changed her life, and her relationship with her family.  She had an invasive surgery from another facility, but when her pain didn't go away doctors tried a bone stimulator. After living with this chronic, unresolved pain for almost two [...]

2 03, 2018

Bonati Spine Institute Named Finalist in 2018 Health Value Awards

March 2nd, 2018|

Hudson, Florida (February 21, 2018) World Congress, The Health Rosetta Institute and The Validation Institute announced The Bonati Spine Institute as a finalist in the ‘Direct Care Provider’ validated categories for the 2018 Health Value Awards (HVA). More than 350 health care organizations and employers were nominated in 13 categories. Finalists in validated categories - Third Party Administrators, Direct [...]

26 02, 2018

Whiplash Symptoms Can Be Hard To Understand

February 26th, 2018|

This article is excerpted from's article titled, "Whiplash Symptoms May Be Hard for Others to Understand" written by Zinovy Meyler, DO on January 24, 2018. A whiplash injury occurs when the head and neck (cervical spine) unexpectedly get whipped back and forth. In today’s world, this injury most commonly happens when hit from behind [...]

21 02, 2018

What’s the Link Between Rainfall and Back/Joint Pain?

February 21st, 2018|

An observational study in the BMJ  (formerly the British Medical Journal) assessed whether a relationship exists between the proportion of claims for joint or back pain and the number of rainy days in the week of the outpatient visit. Researchers analyzed U.S. Medicare insurance claims data linked to rainfall data from U.S. weather stations. The study surveyed data from [...]

13 02, 2018

Back to Life: Terrie’s Story

February 13th, 2018| Terrie suffered from pain in both her neck and her lower back. She would use ice and ibuprofen to ease the pain. She attempted massage therapy and was seeing a chiropractor, until the chiropractor tried traction and following this, the pain became unbearable. Some of her family members had already received treatment from the Bonati [...]

5 02, 2018

Possible Options for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

February 5th, 2018|

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, or RSD, is also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). It is estimated that there are between 1.5 and 3 million women, men, and children with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy in the United States alone, of which 75% are women. The majority of victims develop the disease in their 30's and 40's but it [...]

26 01, 2018

7 Signs You Need to See a Spine Surgeon

January 26th, 2018|

Consider these seven signs if you are experiencing neck or back pain. You are experiencing decreased mobility As your body ages, you should expect to lose some of your mobility. However, if pain and decreased  mobility are preventing you  from enjoying daily life minimally invasive spine surgery may provide the relief that you need and [...]

22 01, 2018

10 Helpful Tips When Sleeping With Sciatica

January 22nd, 2018|

10 Tips for Sleeping with Sciatica Invest in a Good Mattress Use a Body Pillow Elevate Your Knees Take a Bath before Bed Do Some Stretched before Bed Choose Your Best Side Sleep on Your Back Take Your Prescribed Medications Develop a Nighttime Routine Don't Sleep on Your Stomach When you’re suffering from sciatica, the [...]

22 01, 2018

Disc Osteophyte Complex

January 22nd, 2018|

What is Disc Osteophyte Complex Disc osteophyte complex is the development of osteophytes affecting more than one intervertebral disk or spinal vertebrae. Osteophytes or bone spurs develop in the musculoskeletal system due to normal wear and tear as you age. Aging, degenerative disc diseases such as osteoarthritis, trauma or overuse injuries, and obesity can cause [...]

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