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Shimspine Chronology and Analysis Consulting

Attorneys hire orthopaedic specialists to provide opinions about an injury. These specialist opinions, called Expert Witness Opinions, factor into the negotiations when trying to resolve a dispute concerning an injured party.   As an Orthopaedic Spine Specialist,  I have been asked to provide expert witness medical-legal opinions since 1994.  As an expert medical-legal witness, I understand […]

What Is Sciatica?

Sciatica is one of the most common medical problems that take people to the doctor. Though you hear the word frequently, most people don’t understand what causes it and why we blame your back for that terrible pain in your leg. Let’s talk… In your low back (lumbar spine) the nerves start separating within the […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Tampa Bay Media Company and Spine Surgeon Win a Telly Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tampa, FL., May 28, 2020 — and Entangle Media are honored to win a 2020 Telly Award for our video titled “Can a Disc Herniation Heal Itself?”. “To compete in the most competitive category, ’Fitness, Health & Wellness’, and be recognized out of the top 12,000 videos in the world alongside […]

Football is Over. What Will You Do?

It is actually a phenomena, in this country, that depression increases after the Superbowl; and it’s not just the people who lost money. Let’s talk…… For the last 4-5 months every Sunday afternoon and Monday evening, plans were already made. My guess is that most of us did the usual bad diet/ alcoholic beverages/couch potato […]

Oh, Those Resolutions

The year and the decade are over. I’m sure that there were good times and bad times to either enjoy or overcome. There was illness, weight gain, arguments and celebrations. That is, after all, life. Let’s talk…. There are very few years, no matter how you simplify your life, that we don’t have stress, anger, […]

Degenerative Disc Disease; It’s Not a Disease

Degenerative disc disease sounds like a terrible thing when you read it on an MRI report. It’s actually not a disease and if we live long enough, it happens to all of us. Let’s talk…. In many of our previous blogs we have discussed the fact that very few people have a normal MRI. Review […]

How Much Exercise do You Really Need?

Boot camps, HIT, Yoga, running; So many exercises and so confusing as to what is the best for you. Some are extremely intense, and some are so minimal that they sound too good to be true. Let’s talk……… The current government recommendations for exercise in an adult are: 2 ½ hours of moderate intensity aerobic […]

Arthritis: Ya Gotta Move!

So often we are told to rest an injury and of course it is human nature to avoid doing things that aggravate pain. Patients with arthritis often avoid doing exercise when their back, hips, knees or ankles are hurting. Although this may seem to make sense, it may actually be causing your arthritis symptoms more […]

Whiplash, Cervical Strain, Cervical Sprain

So many different words are used to describe a neck injury, especially after an accident. An “acceleration-deceleration” motion to the neck, typically after a collision was almost always called a whiplash injury. This term, along with the diagnosis of Whiplash Associated Disorder (WAD), has been used less and less over the last few years. This […]

Depression and Illness: The Chicken or the Egg?

Last week we discussed the power of positive thinking and how it affects every part of your life. One of the biggest effects on your health is your mental status. Depression is considered one of the side-effects of chronic illness and chronic pain, but there is a chicken and egg effect. Lets talk…… It’s not […]