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2 04, 2019

US Army phasing out sit-ups due to spine injuries

April 2nd, 2019|

US Army phasing out sit-ups due to spine injuries UPDATE:  FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Maryland -- The Marine Corps has announced today that revisions have been made to its physical fitness program, to include the Physical Fitness Test (PFT), Combat Fitness Test (CFT) and the Body Composition Program (BCP).  Changes to BCP will take effect [...]

26 03, 2019

Common Symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease

March 26th, 2019|

Degenerative disc disease is a term used to describe the normal changes in your spinal discs as you age. Spinal discs are soft, compressible structures that separate the interlocking bones (vertebrae) that make up the spine. The discs act as shock absorbers for the spine, allowing it to flex, bend, and twist. Degenerative disc disease [...]

19 03, 2019

Back to Life: Denise’s Story

March 19th, 2019| According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, scoliosis affects two to three percent of the population, or an estimated six to nine million people in the United States. In her late 40s, Denise began experiencing pain as a result of her scoliosis and sought treatment from the Bonati Spine Institute. Watch Denise’s [...]

12 03, 2019

Spine Surgery Techniques That Won’t Stand The Test Of Time

March 12th, 2019|

This article is excerpted from Becker's Spine Review, written by Laura Dyrda on March 1, 2019. Spine surgeons discuss the technology and techniques that will fade over the next few years, and factors driving the disappearance. Q: What do you think will fade or disappear from the spine field over the next few years? Mitchell [...]

26 02, 2019

“Minimally Invasive” Surgery vs. The Bonati Spine Procedures

February 26th, 2019|

We get questions regularly on how The Bonati Spine Institute is different from other "minimally invasive" surgery facilities. While some of our procedures may seem the same as those performed at other facilities, our tools and procedures were developed and patented by Dr. Bonati, and the techniques performed in our procedures are not available at any [...]

19 02, 2019

Safe Yoga

February 19th, 2019|

This article is excerpted from Harvard Men's Health Watch, Harvard Health Publishing at Harvard Medical School. Yoga is a gentle practice that is ideal for maintaining back strength and flexibility. It's also one of the more effective tools for helping reduce low back pain, the most common source of pain and disability among older adults. [...]

12 02, 2019

Back to Life: Pete’s Story

February 12th, 2019| Pete's acute lower back pain started when he was just 19 years old. His only option, or so he thought, was open back fusion surgery. The likely success rate? 50/50. Thinking those odds were crazy, he waited another 17 years. When he returned to the surgeon to learn about new treatments, he was [...]

5 02, 2019

Do I Have a Slipped Disc?

February 5th, 2019|

What is a Slipped Disc? There are 33 stacked, interlocking spinal vertebrae that make up the spinal column and house the spinal canal. Between each vertebra is an intervertebral disc that acts as a shock absorber and cushions the spine.  It is the discs’ cushioning of the vertebrae that allows the spine to flex and bend [...]

15 01, 2019

Get Comfortable In Your Chair

January 15th, 2019|

This article is excerpted from a Shots NPR Health News article written by Michaeleen Doucleff on September 24, 2018. About a hundred years ago, something devious started happening in our homes and offices, in our cars and at restaurants — and our backs have never been the same. For hundreds — even thousands — of years, [...]

8 01, 2019

4 Tips To Remember To Care For Your Spine

January 8th, 2019|

It's a new year, but it's your same spine. We're recapping four simple, yet important, tips from our blogs in 2018, to keep in mind all year long to care for your spine... and the rest of your body. #1 - Drink More Water We hear this all the time, from our general practitioner, to [...]

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