6 Important Questions to Ask Your Spine Surgeon

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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, […]

The Majority of Traditional Back Surgeries Fail

Fusion Surgery

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 […]

Pasco doctor donates van to family with disabled children

Bonati Spine Institute donates van to Clanton family.

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 said she pulled up Wednesday to the Bonati Spine Institute on U.S. 19 in Hudson […]

MRI versus CT scans for treatment of back and spine pain

Medical imaging at The Bonati Spine Institute

 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 observed, and the possible Bonati spine procedure treatment options. How can we do that? Digital […]

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 would with open fusion spine surgery since they are not staying to recover for as […]

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 the sufferer. Age, injury, wear, and tear are all causes for the occurrence of facet […]

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 called retrolisthesis.   There are five types of spondylolisthesis: Dysplastic spondylolisthesis: A congenital condition caused by […]

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 related to a number of factors. Some women begin to experience lower back pain with […]

Injections for Spinal Stenosis may not bring relief

The lamina is part of the vertebral arch that forms the roof of the spinal canal.

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 vertebrae. Spinal Stenosis causes a narrowing of the open spaces within your spine, which can […]