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22 10, 2020

Eat to strengthen your bones, muscles and body

October 22nd, 2020|

We are continuing our celebration of National Spine Health Awareness Month here on the Bonati Blog! This article on how to eat to strengthen your bones, ligaments, cartilage, & muscles is excerpted from the National Spine Health Foundation. As we age, if we’re not taking measures to prevent it, our bones and connective tissue can [...]

15 10, 2020

October is Spine Health Awareness Month

October 15th, 2020|

October is Spine Health Awareness Month and World Spine Day is October 16th! According to, World Spine Day highlights the importance of spinal health and well being. Promotion of physical activity, good posture, responsible lifting and healthy working conditions will all feature as people are encouraged to look after their spines and stay active. [...]

30 09, 2020

Is It Kidney Pain or Back Pain?

September 30th, 2020|

This article is excerpted from Prevention, originally written by Adele Jackson-Gibson on September 22, 2020. Solving the mystery of back pain can sometimes be a tricky task—especially if there isn’t an obvious injury to explain it. There are all sorts of nerves, joints, ligaments, and muscles that can get irritated and create problems back there; [...]

24 09, 2020

Back to Life: Christy’s Story

September 24th, 2020| In 2015, a car accident left Christy with severe low back pain. After chiropractor and pain management physicians told her they could not longer help, she sought out back surgery. The relief from this limited surgery only lasted about eight months. She returned to her surgeon who recommended a fusion, but Christy [...]

17 09, 2020

National Spine Health Foundation: Distance Learning SOS

September 17th, 2020|

On Tuesday, September 8, 2020, the National Spine Health Foundation has issued a 'save our spines' S.O.S. through a new Spine Health Guide with easy to remember tips for neck and back wellness aimed for students learning from home. Distance learning is something many people have unexpectedly encountered this year. This brings in a whole [...]

10 09, 2020

Harvard Medical School: Three moves for better spine health

September 10th, 2020|

This blog is excerpted from a Harvard Medical School's Harvard Men's Health Watch article from August 2020. A strong core can stabilize your spine to help keep your lower back healthy and pain-free. The muscles and ligaments surrounding your spine can weaken with age or from an injury, which can make movements like twisting, stretching, [...]

3 09, 2020

At-Home Classroom Spine Safety

September 3rd, 2020|

This article was originally published by the Daily Herald on September 2, 2020. Whether your children will start school at home or in-person, you have probably already have carved out a mini-classroom in your home. To help prevent problems, Dr. David Roberts, a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon with the NorthShore Orthopaedic & Spine Institute wants to [...]

27 08, 2020

Back to Life: Debra’s Story

August 27th, 2020|

After a fall on a boat, Debra L. Sessions was diagnosed with herniated and bulging discs in her lumbar spine. She made do with the pain and lived with these abnormalities for decades, until she found the Bonati Spine Institute and was relieved of her low back pain. But a car accident in Spring 2018 [...]

13 08, 2020

Avoiding Back and Neck injuries in young athletes

August 13th, 2020|

As schools open and extracurricular activities resume, it's important now and for the future, to avoid injuries in young athletes. This article written by Catharine Paddock, Ph.D. on August 9, 2012 is excerpted from Medical News Today. According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, which is part of the National Institutes of [...]

6 08, 2020

Harvard Medical School: 5 surprising benefits of walking

August 6th, 2020|

Walking. This is the number one physical activity we recommend our guests do to aid in recovery after having the Bonati Spine Procedures. It’s something we recommend everyone do, all the time.  You probably know that any physical activity is a boon to your overall health. But walking in particular comes with a host of benefits. [...]

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