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January 16, 2019 | By Dr. Shim

You Will have Back Pain

December 4, 2018 | By Catherine Nicholson

Depression and Back Pain, The Holiday Hangover

November 2, 2018 | By Catherine Nicholson

Cool it Off or Heat it Up ?

October 29, 2018 | By Catherine Nicholson

Pain on a Plane; How to Avoid it

 

Loss of Cervical Lordosis

Dr. Shim
November 14, 2013
 

Cervical Fusions in the NFL

Dr. Shim
September 11, 2016
 

Cervical Instability

Dr. Shim
June 21, 2016
 

Lumbar Synovial Cysts

Dr. Shim
August 22, 2014

ABOUT ShimSpine

At ShimSpine, we offer a personalized experience when it comes to the evaluation and treatment of spine related problems. Our approach redefines customer service and integrity in medicine. Unlike most traditional physician practices, patients are able to spend quality time with the physician to discuss their spine related problems.

WHY ShimSpine?
Dr. John Shim
Dr. John Shim
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Dr. Shim is an Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, in practice in the Tampa Bay area since 1993. Dr. Shim's specialty interests include outpatient neck and back surgery, as well as non-operative solutions to neck and back problems.

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Non Surgical

 

Fish Oil. Friend or Foe?

Catherine Nicholson
January 18, 2019
 

Turmeric, Is it the Answer?

Catherine Nicholson
January 7, 2019
 

Is Your Handbag causing your Pain? Weigh it.

Catherine Nicholson
October 23, 2018
 

Epidural Steroid Injections ; Do They Work?

Catherine Nicholson
August 9, 2018
 

A Loss of Lordosis

Catherine Nicholson
February 27, 2018
 

Menopause and Bone Health

Catherine Nicholson
October 24, 2017
 

Exercise and Back Pain

Dr. Shim
August 21, 2017
 

How Common are Disc Herniations?

Dr. Shim
August 14, 2017
 

Avoiding Addiction

Catherine Nicholson
August 7, 2017
 

The Drug Addict is Not Who you Think

Catherine Nicholson
July 31, 2017
 

Not those kind of Steroids!

Catherine Nicholson
July 20, 2017
 

When is Spine Pain an Emergency?

Catherine Nicholson
July 14, 2017
 

Stress, Anxiety, Depression and Back Pain

Catherine Nicholson
July 5, 2017
 

Sacroiliitis

Catherine Nicholson
June 28, 2017
 

Brace Yourself

Catherine Nicholson
June 19, 2017
 

Are you being taken for an unhealthy ride?

Catherine Nicholson
June 15, 2017
 

When Patients Have Pain

ShimSpine Staff
June 1, 2017
 

Spinal Stenosis

Catherine Nicholson
May 24, 2017

At ShimSpine we feel knowledge is power. The more you know about your spinal condition, the more likely you are to make good healthcare decisions. We have explained the conditions, the symptoms and the likely treatments available.

At ShimSpine we feel knowledge is power. The more you know about your spinal condition, the more likely you are to make good healthcare decisions. We have explained the conditions, the symptoms and the likely treatments available.

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Surgical

 

How Common are Disc Herniations?

Dr. Shim
August 14, 2017
 

Cervical Neck Fractures

Dr. Shim
August 8, 2017
 

The Drug Addict is Not Who you Think

Catherine Nicholson
July 31, 2017
 

Who is Helping my Surgeon?

JasonM
July 28, 2017
 

Cervical Foraminotomy

Dr. Shim
July 25, 2017
 

When is Spine Pain an Emergency?

Catherine Nicholson
July 14, 2017
 

Why Lumbar Discectomy?

Dr. Shim
July 4, 2017
 

Sacroiliitis

Catherine Nicholson
June 28, 2017
 

Microdiscectomy Surgery

Dr. Shim
June 22, 2017
 

Great Expectations- But Let’s be Realistic

Catherine Nicholson
June 7, 2017
 

What Is Happening in the Operating Room?

Catherine Nicholson
May 31, 2017
 

Spinal Stenosis

Catherine Nicholson
May 24, 2017
 

Surgery Count Down

Catherine Nicholson
May 19, 2017
 

I Have What?

Catherine Nicholson
April 9, 2017

Research

 

Texting and Selfies, the Pain is Real.

Catherine Nicholson
April 19, 2018
 

What is a Real Second Opinion?

Catherine Nicholson
February 21, 2018
 

Why am I Shrinking?

Catherine Nicholson
January 17, 2018
 

A Surprising Result

Catherine Nicholson
January 16, 2018
 

The Cold and Pain

Dr. Shim
January 3, 2018
 

Degenerative Disc Disease

Catherine Nicholson
October 26, 2017
 

Stem cells for Back Pain

Dr. Shim
August 30, 2017
 

PTSD After the Accident

Catherine Nicholson
August 14, 2017
 

Stress, Anxiety, Depression and Back Pain

Catherine Nicholson
July 5, 2017
 

What is myelopathy?

Dr. Shim
November 9, 2016
 

Does Lumbar Spinal Fusion work?

Dr. Shim
November 3, 2016
 

Concussions Affect the Spine

Dr. Shim
October 15, 2016
 

Cervical Fusions in the NFL

Dr. Shim
September 11, 2016

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