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18 12, 2018

Back to Life: Kosta’s Story

December 18th, 2018| Kosta B. of Las Vegas, NV  has worked hard his entire life, but lower back pain that radiated down through his buttocks and leg was interrupting his life. He was no longer able to do simple things like shopping with his wife or playing with his grandchildren.  He found temporary relief with acupuncture [...]

11 12, 2018

5 Best Foods For Your Spine Health

December 11th, 2018|

This time of year it's hard to say no to the holiday treats and big, multi-course meals. But there are good reasons to politely decline that second serving or walk past the dessert table. In addition to remaining healthy overall, there are foods that can contribute positively to your spine health. An eating plan that’s high [...]

4 12, 2018

7 Ways to Avoid Overdoing It This Holiday Season

December 4th, 2018|

This article is excerpted from, originally written by Louise Donahue on December 1, 2016. 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 great, but all the events and obligations can make the season exhausting—and painful. [...]

27 11, 2018

Be Kind to Your Spine When Exercising Your Core

November 27th, 2018|

This blog is excerpted from a Self article, originally written by Amy Marturana, C.P.T. on September 16, 2017. If you've ever tried to do a core workout and realized midway through that your back is feeling things it shouldn't be feeling, you're not alone. A strong core is important for supporting your whole body. From sitting upright in [...]

20 11, 2018

Back to Life: Susie’s Story

November 20th, 2018| Susie H. of Largo, FL had sudden lower back pain, but the severe pain radiated down her left leg. After a visit to her massage therapist, the emergency room, and some run around from other spinal facilities, Susie discovered the Bonati Spine Institute. Watch Susie's story of recovery above and if you too [...]

13 11, 2018

Chronic Pain Accelerates Aging

November 13th, 2018|

A study published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society concluded subjects with pain develop the functional limitations classically associated with aging at much earlier ages. The study titled, Pain, Functional Limitations, and Aging, used a cross-sectional study to examine the relationship between functional limitations and pain across a spectrum of age, ranging from mid life to [...]

30 10, 2018

3 Surprising Risks of Poor Posture

October 30th, 2018|

This blog is excerpted from the Harvard Health Letter titled "3 surprising risks of poor posture" originally published in September 2018. Whether it's the result of sitting at a desk all day, looking down at a smartphone, or lounging on a couch, poor posture is dogging people of all ages. And health experts are worried. [...]

16 10, 2018

Conditions with Sciatica-Like Symptoms

October 16th, 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. While it is most common for sciatica symptoms to be caused by a problem in the lower back, there are other conditions that may [...]

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 [...]

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