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22 03, 2017

Exercises for Sciatica and Lower Back Pain Relief

March 22nd, 2017|

Sciatica is often thought of as a medical condition, but it’s actually a symptom of an underlying condition. But, no matter if it’s a condition or symptom, the pain felt by those with sciatica is often unbearable. What is Sciatica? Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which extends [...]

21 03, 2017

A Healthy Back: Diet and Nutrition

March 21st, 2017|

This article is excerpted from the article Food for Thought: Diet and Nutrition for a Healthy Back, originally written by Kelly Andrews on March 17, 2017. As most patients are well aware, good nutrition and a balanced diet are important components of overall health. What may surprise people with back problems is that diet, exercise [...]

15 03, 2017

Back to Life: Rolando’s Story

March 15th, 2017| Rolando Quiroz is an active, fun-loving man from St. Petersburg, FL. But an unfamiliar back pain developed and changed the way he lived his life.  He tried all the conservative methods of pain relief and even underwent a procedure at another facility.  But his pain persisted. Finally, on the recommendation of a friend, he [...]

14 03, 2017

Back and Neck Sports Injury Prevention

March 14th, 2017|

Many people love playing sports. While some go on to play professionally, others enjoy it as a way to stay active be it with friends or in an adult league. The largest number of participants beyond professional athletes are children and teens. There are many physical benefits to participating in sports, including helping control weight [...]

7 03, 2017

Medications Don’t Always Help Back Pain

March 7th, 2017|

This article is excerpted from the Harvard Health Blog article titled ‘Some medications don’t help back pain as much as we thought’ written by Robert H. Shmerling, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications on March 2, 2017. Back pain is remarkably common. It’s estimated that up to 80% of people will seek medical attention for back [...]

6 03, 2017

What Conditions Can Lead to Pinched Nerve Surgery?

March 6th, 2017|

When the nerves that extend from your brain through your spinal cord to the rest of your body become pinched, your body will send out pain signals to tell you that something is wrong. A pinched nerve may become compressed as a result of pressure by the surrounding bones, cartilage, muscles, tendons or scar tissue. [...]

28 02, 2017

10 Helpful Tips When Sleeping With Sciatica

February 28th, 2017|

When you’re suffering from sciatica, the experience is not just painful, but also uncomfortable. Some people have difficulty standing, walking, sitting, and many havr difficulty sleeping. For those with sciatica, the moments before bedtime can lead to anxiety as you prepare for the possibility of once again not getting a good night’s rest. If you’re [...]

24 02, 2017

Lower Back Strains

February 24th, 2017|

Low back pain is all too common and at least three-fourths of the general population will experience this type of pain at some point in their life. When that nagging low back pain fails to go away on its own, you may begin to wonder if it’s something beyond a bad mattress. The back contains [...]

16 02, 2017

Back to Life: Wayne’s Story

February 16th, 2017| After living with degenerative pain in his lower back for a number of years, Wayne decided enough was enough. He contacted the Bonati Spine Institute and spoke directly to Dr. Bonati on the phone.  This conversation solidified his decision to undergo the targeted Bonati Spine Procedures.  Watch Wayne's story and to learn if the Bonati [...]

14 02, 2017

How a Strong Core Can Relieve Back Pain

February 14th, 2017|

Building a strong core can feel like a difficult task as most people tend to think a strong core means visible abdominal muscles. As a result, many people skip ab workouts because they simply don’t feel like they’re getting anywhere with them. However, a strong core is about more than building washboard abs, it’s also [...]

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