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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 [...]

10 07, 2018

Protect Your Spine in Warm Weather

July 10th, 2018|

This article is excerpted from’s article titled, “Tips to Protect Your Spine in Warm Weather” written by Sharad Rajpal, MD on July 3, 2018. When the weather warms up in the summer, it’s natural to spend more time being active outside and enjoying nature. Along with all of the benefits of sunshine, fresh air [...]

3 07, 2018

A Case Against Fusion #7

July 3rd, 2018|

Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) is a generalized term used to describe the condition of a patient whose initial spinal surgery was unsuccessful. As a result of the unsuccessful spine surgery, a patient may still be dealing with the same pain as before or the surgery has led to more significant problems and worsening pain. [...]

26 06, 2018

Back to Life: Stuart’s Story

June 26th, 2018| Stuart Baker is a hard-working man, with a soft spot for people and for his four-legged friends. He dealt most of his life with lower back pain that had only occasionally bothered him, but in 2014 it quickly began to intensify and travel down his legs. A visit with another doctor left him with [...]

11 06, 2018

InTouch Rugby Feature: Back Pain Health Guide

June 11th, 2018|

This original article, written by Dr. Bonati, was part of a BACK PAIN HEALTH GUIDE! Dealing with Pain, learning coping strategies, eliminating pain, improving posture and living pain free PRODUCTS & SERVICES Lists & Editorials Segment!, article on InTouch, posted on April 16, 2018. Having worked for years in orthopaedic surgery I was unsatisfied [...]

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