Hear Judy’s story of getting back to life with the Bonati Institute after a car accident in December 2014.
It’s pretty well known the abuse of prescription painkillers is on the rise. Yet, there is no solid evidence that opioids, or narcotics, work better than surgery in relieving chronic pain from a degenerative spine condition. Opioids are a class of pain medications including morphine, codeine, oxycodone, methadone, hydrocodone, Percocet, Oxycontin and Vicodin that work […]
When work became almost impossible for Mark he considered filing for disability. Then he discovered the Bonati Spine Institute and made a call that changed his life. He was ready to go back to work just three days after his procedure.
Whiplash typically occurs when a person’s head is forcefully and quickly thrown backward and then forward. This motion can injure bones in the spine, disks between the bones, ligaments, muscles, nerves and other tissues of the neck. This type of injury may result from: Auto accidents – Rear-end collisions are the most common cause of whiplash. […]
In November 2015, Diane Morgan, a dance instructor, thought she pulled a muscle in her back. But when the pain, unresolved with weeks of physical therapy and medications, was too much to bear, Diane reached out to The Bonati Spine Institute. Watch her story below.
A rising number of people are opting for minimally invasive spinal surgery due to its perceived advantages over traditional spine surgery. “Minimally invasive spine surgery is a terminology that is very attractive to the public, because they feel it is going to hurt less, with less scarring” explains pioneering Orthopaedic surgeon Alfred O. Bonati, MD. […]
Originally published Oct. 1, 2015 SPB – SaintPetersBlog Alfred O. Bonati, M.D. is the chief orthopaedic surgeon and founder of The Bonati Spine Institute, the world leader in advanced, precision spine surgery. Based in Pasco County, The Bonati Spine Institute has performed more than 45,000 procedures with more than a 98 percent patient-reported success rate, for […]
Originally published September 13, 2015 BY GEOFF FOX, Tribune staff HUDSON — Ralph Brescia was face down on the operating table with a 16-millimeter incision in his back. Spine surgeon Alfred O. Bonati stood over him and looked at a blown-up image of a nerve in Brescia’s spine. A bone fragment had settled in the sensitive area. […]
If your doctor is recommending a surgical treatment for pain from a spine condition, here are six important questions to ask before you undergo surgery. Do you know the specific cause of my pain? Make sure that your doctor has found a well-defined source of pain that can be identified on an MRI or CT Scan, […]
As a child, when I fell down and bumped my knee, I’d – of course – cry about it. As a diversion, my Dad would say, “I have an idea! What if we cut off your other leg? Then you wouldn’t be concerned with your hurt knee!” That’s ridiculous logic, but when you’re six, it […]