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You're listening to American Medicine Today,presented by the Benati Spine Institute, featuring
internationally acclaimed inventor of the Benati SpineProcedures, Alfred Benatti, MD. Once
again, your host Kimberly Burmel Benatiand co host Ethan Uger. Welcome to
American Medicine Today. I'm Kimberly Benatialongside Ethan Yucker and world renowned orthopedic surgeon,

doctor Alfred Benatti. So, forover ten years, we've been talking
to patients each and every week whoare being told that nothing can be done,
They're going to have to live theirlife in pain or undergo invasive hardware
fusion surgeries. It's not the case. Once you arrive at the Banati Spine
Institute and have the exclusive Benati Spineprocedures. It's one thing for me to

talk about it, but it's anotherone you hear directly from the patient themselves.
It is my pleasure to introduce tothe program Bubba Butler from Sarasota,
Florida. Welcome to the show.Hey, thank you, Kimberly. So,
Bubba, why don't you tell ushow you came to be in pain?
Was this something that is degenerative innature. Yes, ma'am. I'm

sixty four years old and I wasin the plumbing industry career as a plumbing
contractor. Back in my youth,I'd fallen off a ladder a few times.
I think that's what started it all. So the pain I just learned
to live with got worse, andworse is the older I got, And
it's like, okay, this hasgot to stop. I'm at the prime
of my life. What am Igoing to do? And then we kept

seeing doctor Barnatti's advertisement on TV andthen on Facebook, and I'm going,
you know, it's invasive. Sobecause I didn't want anybody cutting on my
back and leave me like eight months, ten months a year trying to recover
and I hope it got right.But he sounded like he could do what
I needed to without the prolonged healingprocess and fixed me. So I went

and met him, and Wow,I'm going to stop you for a second
because you are flying by our tenminute segment. So let's backtrack you for
just a moment. Okay, Sothere you are in Sarasota, Florida,
and you're following off of ladders hereand there, throughout your life just twice,
just twice, and one time crushingon top of the ladder. So

why don't you tell us where thepain on your body was and was it
localized to one area or did itradiate elsewhere in your body? Okay,
my pain always was in my lowerback, always on the right side,
and it never never went down myleg for whatever reason, I don't know
why, but in my lower righthip, right in the lower part of

my spine. I guess this isthe L four five S one is what
I found out throughout my finding outwhat to do. It's just the pain
was excruciating at times, just likeI got to sit down and then that
hurt too, so I got tolay down, so to hurt, to
walk, to sit, to stand. It was getting where I couldn't do
it for a prolonged period of time. And what about sleeping, any reap,

anything I could do if I justslept right and bent my knees perfect
and laid on the correct side.Ooh, okay, difficult, difficult,
so highly impact in your life,and you weren't really able to get around
much as far as walking great distances. May it hurt like the devil and
Antima had to walk too far,but it had the grin and Barrett,

you know, you just you know, back in the days of high school
football and growing up. Yes,no pain, no gain, right,
I just worked to the pain andI got tired of it, just tired
of it. And when I foundout about doctor Barnatti's what he could do
without cut and open my entire back, I want to be a candidate.
So when you talk about no pain, no gain, that is scary because

when doctor Barnatti treats patients, well, I've heard that term my whole life.
But when you think about it,you allow the problem to compound over
time. So what started as somethingsmall now gets worse because you've ignored it,
you've taken painkillers, you do thingsto cover up the pain, and
therefore sometimes you offset your gate andyou cause a slew of other issues.

So you finally decide, I didto get treatment and did you think it
was going to be something that wasso quickly done that your recovery process would
be so fast? I did notkimberly. In fact, for all these
years that I was in pain,I'd get to the chiropractor, I'd have
massages done, I'd have acupuncture done. Everything was temporary at helped, but

it's temporary and just over the yearsit just didn't get fixed. I had
an inversion table that used to helphelp a lot. I'd exercise, keep
my core strong, but there's stillthat nagging, excruciating pain. Right Like
I could stretch in the morning andbe good for twenty minutes and then it
hurt again. So then I founddoctor Barnadi and it's like he can do

this split out. I mean ina day. I called him up.
The next week I was up therein a surgical suite getting fixed. Well,
let me back you up once again. Let's push you at the institute
and your face to face with doctorBernatti and you're having that in person evaluation.
Did you have to really explain whereyour troubles were? Or did he

know as soon as he saw myWe go in there and he does extensive
imaging. Yes, more than I'veever had done, and he just looked
at those He goes, you heardhere and here would you do this and
this? I go, You're exactlyright. How'd you know? Because this
is what I do? I said, Well, you're spot on, doctor
Barnatti, spot on, And thathas to do with his extensive education,

Doctor Bernatti, that's just amazing.It is well. Doctor Baranatti treats the
entire patient. He doesn't just lookat someone and only look at one small
detail. He looks at all thepain paths and the way that the body
moves, so he is able topinpoint where the root cause of your pain
stems from. So they utilize somethingcalled conscious ivy sedation, and it affects

everybody differently. Some remember every bitand piece of it, some remember sporadic
items, and some watch. Sowhat was that like for yourself? I
watched the entire procedure and along withmy wife, who allowed into the surgical
suite to see it too. AndI was in this twilight sedation and I

couldn't feel him working on my back, but I could watch the really nice
monitor screen he had set up forjust the patient to watch while he's in
there, deburring the bones and suckingout whatever he does. And I'm just
watching the whole thing. I've beenat days. I've seen it, but
I'm not feeling it. It's justpretty amazing, and it is amazing.
I've been on that operating table justlike you. It almost takes you out

of the moment you're watching it andit's captivating. Yep. And the antesthesiology
has they're just they're the best.They're the best. They certainly are.
Now they wanted me to move myleg and make sure they'd gotten it,
and I've misunderstood what they wanted meto do, so I've tried to get
up off the table and they justslapped me right back down and said,

don't do that. So they gotit. They got completely under control.
They know they can anticipate what thepatient's going to do if there's going to
be an issue like that, andthey just put me back in my place
and said, no, you haveto be still. And the doctor,
I think I think the anetheson waspumped a little more stuff on then,
boy, And when did you noticethe relief of the pain that brought you

in? Because they treat things incrementally, they normally go after the most debilitating
pain first, So we're not talkingabout the incision site pain because you're always
going to have that, but theagonizing pain that limited your ability to get
around. When did you fill thatlift? I felt. I went in
there for four procedures they worked on. They started at the top of L

two and L three, then Lthree, L four, and then L
five and S one. L fiveand S one was the worst. But
they worked downward so as each andthey did it every other day. As
they worked down the pain kept gettingless and less. At where they work
there was pain, except of coursethe incision site. But then the pain

just went away down till the lastday they did the L five S one
and it was like great. Andnow, I mean, this is the
end of my fifth week of healing. Next week starts my sixth week.
But it's like beautiful. I havea little bit of pain in my S
one, but I think it's stillhealing. And I talked to the office
about it and they've been very,very helpful, very polite, wanting to

make sure everything's good. So thepain relief is like ninety percent right now.
It's great. It's incredible. It'slike I've told all my friends,
I've already sent some people up there. I hope they went. But it's
a miracle doctor Minotti. What hedoes, how he does it is just
incredible. Well that's why he gotinto medicine, and he's been providing that

sort of relief for people for nearlyforty years, So thank you so much
for sharing your incredible story of recovery. Have to quickly ask you, though,
what was that walk of fame?Like those first few steps post surgery
in the recovery room unbelievable? Likewhere did pink go? What happened?
Come? I can walk like normal? Wow? I can stand when they

marched me in place right there inpost hop like the pain is gone,
it's gone. What happened gone?And what and what you were released?
Were you forced to wear any sortof backbrace? No? The only thing
I was encouraged to do was towalk. He says. That was the
best thing you could do to keepthe blood moving, so no scarring happens.
And I've been doing my part ofwalking over a mile to two miles

a day, which I could neverdo before without excruciating pain. That's perfect.
We tell people to ambulate because whenyou do, the body stays in
motion. Thank you so much forbeing on the program, Bubba Butler.
Thank you from Sarasota, Florida.Continued health and healing very good. Thank
you. If you would like tohear more stories just like this, search
the Benati Spine Institute on YouTube andRumble
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