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Why we have Back Sprains / Strains

Most people sprain/strain ligaments and muscles of the back.  The back is a very complex structure.  The main purpose is to support your frame,  allowing safe movement,  while protecting the important vital organs in your abdominal area. The spine is also the conduit for the nerve signals going from your brain to the legs and […]

Treatment for Spondylolisthesis

Six percent of the human population has spondylolisthesis.  Just because you have spondylolisthesis diagnosed on your studies does not mean it necessarily causes pain. There are three main types of spondylolisthesis. #1 is congenital.  You are born with. #2 is traumatic.  It developed either through repetitive stress or through trauma. Young gymnast, secondary to their […]

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, […]

Happy Holidays

From our Family to Yours. The entire ShimSpine team wishes You and Your Family a Happy Holiday Season and a Happy New Year! Last modified: December 20, 2019

Spondylolisthesis Fusion vs ULBD

In Degenerative Spondylolisthesis, Unilateral Laminotomy for Bilateral Decompression Leads to Less Reoperations at 5 Years When Compared to Posterior Decompression With Instrumented Fusion Study Purpose Multicenter retrospective cohort study comparing the results of unilateral laminotomy for bilateral decompression versus posterior decompression with instrumented fusion for low-grade degenerative spondylolisthesis with lumbar spinal stenosis. View Full Study […]

Spondylolisthesis

In plain language, spondylolisthesis means the abnormal forward placement of a vertebral body in relationship to another vertebral body.  It is more than a “slip of a disk”. To understand the finding,  we must first understand the normal orientation of the vertebral bodies to each other,  and the nature of the structures of the spine. […]