Category Archives: The Bonati Spine Institute

Could Medications Be the Answer to Your Back or Neck Pain?

The abuse of prescription painkillers is on the rise. Yet, there is no solid evidence that opioids, or narcotics, work better than non-narcotic pain medications in relieving chronic pain from a spine condition. While these drugs, in the short term, … Continue reading

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Living with Sciatica Pain

Sciatica pain is one of the most common types of pain that affects the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is a large nerve that extends from the lower back down to the back of each leg. A herniated or bulging … Continue reading

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Can Feel when the Weather Changes: Myth or Reality?

You may have heard “I can feel it in my bones when the weather changes.” Is this common belief, particularly in people suffering from facet joint syndrome or arthritis, a myth or reality? Fallen snow is an undeniably beautiful sight … Continue reading

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Walk Your Way to a Healthier Life

Walking each day can help improve your health both emotionally and physically. If you are feeling stressed out, don’t reach for the chips. Instead, reach for your sneakers and go for a walk. Not only will you clear you head, … Continue reading

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Neck Pain

At some point in our lives, we all experience some type of neck pain. Most types of neck pain results from a muscle strain or from sudden trauma such as whiplash. Both of these types of pains heal relatively quickly, … Continue reading

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Back-Friendly Lifting Techniques

Any type of undue movement that puts excessive stress on your back can strain your muscles, damage your intervertebral disc and/or nerves causing back pain. Among many activities which can be harmful to your back (like standing or sitting for … Continue reading

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Failed Back Surgery: What the Patient Feels Matters

When a back surgery outcome does not meet pre-surgical expectations of both the surgeon and the patient, it constitutes failed back surgery.  Patients experiencing such failure complain of persistent and recurring pain. Studies show that back pain affects 80 percent … Continue reading

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Black Friday Back Care.

Do you prefer shopping at the mall – hopping from one store to another? Or do you prefer shopping online at the convenience of your own home? Maybe like some of us, you love doing both. With Black Friday and … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks by Taking Better Care of Your Back

With Thanksgiving upon us, many will be getting together with families, enjoying the festive time with the ones we love, watching and playing football, and of course indulging in a wide variety of foods. Nevertheless, like in every other activity, … Continue reading

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The Bonati Spine Institute Announces “Help for the Wounded Warriors” Program

Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11th every year in the United States, which makes this a great opportunity for us to talk about the patriotic program the Bonati Spine Institute is offering to show its appreciation to the men … Continue reading

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