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17 01, 2020

Wake Up With A Stiff Neck? How You Can Help It

January 17th, 2020|

This article is excerpted from, originally written by Grant Cooper, MD on July 19, 2018. Waking up with a stiff neck can be unexpected and inconvenient. Despite a stiff neck’s potential for severe, sharp pain and reduced range of motion, some people might feel pressure to maintain the day’s planned activities, such as going to [...]

8 01, 2020

Back to Life: Michael Z.’s Story

January 8th, 2020| Michael Z. from Land O'Lakes, FL worked as a public servant his entire life, first as a firefighter paramedic and then registered nurse. The decades of hard work in the service of helping others took a toll on his low back and he underwent fusion surgery in 2011. Even just after the surgery [...]

2 01, 2020

10 New Year’s Health Resolutions

January 2nd, 2020|

This article is excerpted from an American Medicine Association (AMA) article by Sara Berg on December 27, 2019. Every new year comes with a laundry list of resolutions to “get healthier.” But it is often hard to stick to those New Year’s resolutions and goals. The AMA offers up these 10 recommendations to make health [...]

18 12, 2019

Spine procedures that cost hundreds less at ASCs in 2019

December 18th, 2019|

The below is excerpted from Becker's ASC Review, published on December 6, 2019, by Angie Stewart. Medicare's Procedure Price Lookup tool reveals certain spine procedures cost significantly less when performed at ambulatory surgical centers (ASC) instead of hospital outpatient departments (HOPD).  The prices provided are national averages, based on Medicare’s 2019 payments and copayments. Cost comparison [...]

12 12, 2019

5 Ways to Avoid Overdoing It This Holiday Season

December 12th, 2019|

This article is excerpted from, originally written by Louise Donahue on December 1, 2016; edited and re-posted from 2018 as a friendly reminder from the Bonati Blog. If you have chronic back pain or are recovering from back surgery, you may be wondering how you’re going to manage the holidays. The family togetherness is [...]

5 12, 2019

Back to Life: John’s Story

December 5th, 2019| John was a guest of the Bonati Spine Institute 2006-2008.  He has multi-level issues in his lumbar spine, but after a few Bonati Spine Procedures, he was pain free for a decade. When a new pain developed in 2018, he knew exactly who to call. He returned to Bonati to have his issues [...]

26 11, 2019

Health Benefits of Gratitude

November 26th, 2019|

As Thanksgiving approaches, we thought we'd take a moment to express our gratitude to our Institute guests and followers. We're so grateful for your trust in us to treat your condition and eliminate the chronic pain you, or a loved one, has been living with. We also thank everyone who follows our website, blog, and [...]

20 11, 2019

8 Tips to Relieve A Headache With Neck Pain

November 20th, 2019|

This article is excerpted from an article on, written by Ron Miller on November 12, 2019. Headache with neck pain can be a double whammy that makes it difficult to move the head and/or concentrate. While headaches can cause the muscles in your neck to become stiff and painful, a problem in your neck, [...]

12 11, 2019

New Study: Opioid Therapy Negatively Impacts Fusions

November 12th, 2019|

A new study published in the September 2019 journal SPINE revealed preoperative chronic opioid therapy negatively impacts long-term outcomes following cervical fusion surgery. Below are study details and result excerpts as reported by Medscape. Objective: The aim of this study was to define the impact of preoperative chronic opioid therapy (COT) on outcomes following cervical spine [...]

6 11, 2019

Back to Life: Mary’s Story

November 6th, 2019| Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS), is a term used to describe patients who continue to experience pain after traditional spine surgery. Approximately 60% of people who have open back or fusion surgeries suffer from failed back surgery syndrome. Mary S. from Augusta, GA is one of those people. She and her husband Ron, [...]

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