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14 01, 2021

Patient Stories: Jeremy B.

January 14th, 2021| After a 200 mile plus motorcycle riding vacation, Jeremy began feeling low back pain. Like countless others with lumbar spine issues, his discomfort radiated to into the lower body, affecting his personal life, as well as his career. Jeremy tried a number of conservative treatments prior to surgery, but, was ultimately met with [...]

7 01, 2021

Spine-Health: When Sciatica Becomes Serious

January 7th, 2021|

This blog is excerpted from a article written by Stephen Hochschuler, MD on June 5, 2019. Sciatica is a term used to describe nerve pain in the leg that is caused by irritation and/or compression of the sciatic nerve. Sciatica originates in the lower back, radiates deep into the buttock, and travels down the leg. What [...]

17 12, 2020

How the Bonati spine procedures revolutionized spine surgery

December 17th, 2020|

This article was written by Dr. Alfred O. Bonati, MD, Founder and Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon of The Bonati Spine Institute, October 2016. We all know to some degree that our spine is the most important part within our body. Some have called the spine the "highway to the body." This analogy is not far from [...]

10 12, 2020

National Spine Health Foundation: 5 Wellness Tips for the Winter Season

December 10th, 2020|

The blog is excerpted from the National Spine Health Foundation article: Winter Wellness For The Spine: 7 Tips For The Season. Wintertime can be tough on the body and the spine is especially at risk when it comes to potential hazards. With cold temperatures, ice, snow, and the tendency to remain sedentary, protecting your spine [...]

2 12, 2020

Back to Life: Kim’s Story

December 2nd, 2020|   After failed injections, failed physical therapy, and an unhelpful trip to the emergency room, Kim contacted the Bonati Spine Institute for help with her chronic lower back pain. Being a local to the Institute, she got an appointment the same day she called to discuss her case. After x-rays, MRIs and [...]

19 11, 2020

6 Home Habits That Could Be Causing Your Back Pain

November 19th, 2020|

This blog is excerpted from a Real Simple article by Karen Asp, dated June 30, 2020. Say you’ve been spending a lot of time (or all your time) at home recently, and a new issue has popped up: Your back has begun aching. Is it coincidence, or could your new stay-at-home life be causing issues? [...]

12 11, 2020

Patients Recover Faster From Decompression Surgery Than Fusion Surgery

November 12th, 2020|

This blog is excerpted from Pain News Network, originally written by Pat Anson, PNN Editor on June 15, 2020. Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City presented new study findings, regarding surgical outcomes for patients undergoing minimally invasive decompression surgery versus minimally invasive fusion surgery, at the 2020 annual meeting of the American [...]

4 11, 2020

Harvard Medical School: Protect Your Neck While You Walk

November 4th, 2020|

This blog is excerpted from Harvard Medical School’s Harvard Healthbeat. Walking comes so naturally to most of us that we may not even give a second thought to proper walking technique. But an improper gait can lead to a host of complaints, including a stiff neck. The good news is that it's possible to correct decades [...]

29 10, 2020

Back to Life: Cal’s Story

October 29th, 2020| A herniated disc occurs when one of the discs located between the vertebrae in the spine gets damaged. These discs act as shock absorbers and keep the vertebrae from rubbing painfully against each other. Cal G. had multiple herniated discs along his spine, but the Bonati Spine Procedures are getting him back to [...]

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 [...]

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