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9 10, 2018

Back to Life: Patty’s Story

October 9th, 2018| A work accident over two decades ago left Patty Lourens bedridden. A fusion surgery and aggressive physical therapy only added to her pain.  She felt like giving up hope when Bonati popped up during an online search. Watch Patty's story of recovery above and if you too are looking for pain relief, allow [...]

2 10, 2018

What’s Important in Spine Surgery?

October 2nd, 2018|

Developments in treating spine conditions are occurring at an ever increasing rate. Most new technologies and procedures involve reducing post-operative pain, speeding recovery, and preserving motion in the spine (as opposed to immobilizing the spine with fusion spine surgeries, which require large incisions, and long recovery times). But buyer beware: often the new technologies being [...]

18 09, 2018

Types of Sciatic Nerve Pain

September 18th, 2018|

Sciatica pain and symptoms can make itself known in many different forms. The below information is excerpted from an article on, originally written by Steven G. Yeomans, DC on August, 31, 2015. The sciatica symptoms one feels—such as nerve pain, numbness, tingling, weakness—are highly variable: they can include symptoms primarily felt in the buttock, or in [...]

11 09, 2018

Watch the Bonati Spine Procedures LIVE!

September 11th, 2018|

The Bonati Spine Procedures utilize patented instruments and methods that were developed by orthopaedic surgeon and Bonati Spine Institute founder Alfred O. Bonati. The Bonati Spine Procedures are performed incrementally, one vertebral level at a time, to address the main causes of pain first. The Bonati Spine Institute does not use general anesthesia. Through the use [...]

4 09, 2018

Back to Life: Michael’s Story

September 4th, 2018| Back pain can start at any age. Michael Parks from GA was only 41 when severe back pain began affecting his life and preventing him from doing the things he loved. Michael took to the web to look for help when more reserved methods like physical therapy and injections were not helping. Luckily, [...]

28 08, 2018

Longterm Opioid Use Maintains After Fusion Surgery

August 28th, 2018|

A study published in SPINE in September 2017 examined risk factors for long-term opioid use following lumbar spinal fusion surgery in a nationally representative cohort of commercially insured adults. Using one of the nation's largest commercial insurance databases, study authors conducted a retrospective cohort study of 8,377 adults, aged 21 to 63 years, who underwent lumbar [...]

21 08, 2018

7 Types of Neck Pain

August 21st, 2018|

The below article is excerpted from Harvard Medical School's Harvard Health Publishing Healthbeat. If you're bothered by neck pain, you have plenty of company. Doctors estimate that seven out of 10 people will be troubled by such pain at some point in their lives. But if you were to ask each of these people to [...]

7 08, 2018

Stretching and Strengthening

August 7th, 2018|

The below article is excerpted from Harvard Medical School's Harvard Health Publishing Healthbeat. If you suffer from back pain, the range of treatment options can feel overwhelming. The right choice for you depends on what is causing your pain as well as the physical and other demands of your life. For many people, back problems [...]

31 07, 2018

Back to Life: Bobby’s Story

July 31st, 2018| If you live in the greater Tampa Bay, Florida area, you’re probably familiar with Bobby Rich’s voice. He has been heard on the airwaves, primarily at Q105, for over 3 decades. But what you might not have known is that years of being a runner, triathlete, and a skiing accident, left him suffering [...]

24 07, 2018

Do I Have Whiplash?

July 24th, 2018|

What Exactly is whiplash? Whiplash is the hyperextension of the neck beyond its normal range of motion, causing damage to the muscle, ligaments and connective tissue. Whiplash is produced by a sudden jerking, or backward/forward acceleration of the neck and head. In many cases, whiplash is the result of motor vehicle accidents where the car is struck [...]

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