Category Archives: The Bonati Spine Institute

Pasco doctor donates van to family with disabled children

Originally published Thursday, December 11, 2014 by Rich Shopes, Staff Writer for the Tampa Bay Times. HUDSON — Christmas is arriving early for the Clanton family, the Pasco County couple raising four disabled children, including sisters from Ukraine. Yvonne Clanton … Continue reading

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About Pinched Nerves

Pinched nerve is a general term that is used to describe the compression of individual nerves or groups of nerves. Pinched nerves are caused by compression or pressure applied to the surrounding tissue, bones, cartilage, muscles or tendons to the … Continue reading

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MRI versus CT scans for treatment of back and spine pain

 Technology is the backbone of the back and neck pain treatments available from The Bonati Spine Institute. Our surgeons review MRI scans or CT scans from prospective patients from around the world, and provide immediate initial assessments of the conditions … Continue reading

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The Average Costs of “Open” Fusion Surgery

Patients may wonder how minimally invasive spine surgeries, performed with more advanced, high quality technology, can be offered at a much lower cost than open “fusion” spine surgeries. There are several reasons: Patients are not incurring the hospital charges that they … Continue reading

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Facet Syndrome

It has been estimated that more than 80% of adults will experience neck or back pain at some point in their lives. A common cause of back pain is facet syndrome. Degeneration of the facet joints can create pain in … Continue reading

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Football Season Brings Spine Injuries

Big names like Tony Romo and others have been diagnosed with spinal injuries throughout the past season causing them to be restricted from playing. Tony Romo herniated a disc in his lower back that caused a pinched nerve and leg … Continue reading

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The physical toll of stress

Many of us lead busy lives that can cause us stress that, in turn, affects our physical and emotional well being. According to The American Institute of Stress, there are numerous emotional and physical disorders that have been linked to … Continue reading

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What is Spondylolysthesis?

Spondylolysthesis is a spine condition that results when one of the vertebra slips forward or backward when compared to the vertebra adjacent to it. A forward slippage of the vertebra is called anterolisthesis, while a vertebra that slips backward is … Continue reading

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Baby on board often means back pain

You’re having a baby – congrats! Back pain during pregnancy is a very common occurrence; Reports show 50 to 70% of pregnant women report having back pain at some point. The Amerian Pregnancy Association says back pain during pregnancy is … Continue reading

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Injections for Spinal Stenosis may not bring relief

Spinal Stenosis is a bone disease of the spinal column that often leads to chronic back and neck pain. The spinal column contains components critical to the stable functioning of the back and neck including the spinal cord, nerve roots, and … Continue reading

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