Sometimes We Need More Than Sunshine

Hi, I'm Dr. John Shim, and today I'd like to talk about why you need vitamin D. We are told we need our vitamins. Then a few years ago, there are comments on taking all these vitamins was a waste of money. I know – a bit confusing. As always, the details […]

It Might not be Sciatica

Hi, I'm Dr. John Shim, and I'd like to talk about sciatica-like complaints that do not come from the spine. In my other videos I've discussed the true nature of sciatica, and how it's a shooting-type pain that comes from irritations of the nerves in the lower back. It typically causes a […]

Radiation in Medical Testing

Hi, my name is Dr. John Shim, and today I want to talk about the risks of radiation from medical tests. In this modern day of medicine, there is an expectation that your doctor will order some tests during your visit. As an orthopedic surgeon, we commonly used tests such as x-rays, […]

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) He’s a Believer.

Imagine Dragons singer Dan Reynolds has come forward with his battle with Ankylosing Spondylitis (also known as AS) with the song Believer. He has brought well needed attention to a disease that affects many young people and is frequently not diagnosed in a timely manner. Let’s talk…. Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of chronic arthritis […]

Are We Giving Bad Advice?

Almost daily we read of a new medical study that “proves” yet another food, drink, activity, or medication is a terrible thing or the next answer to all the world’s problems. 20 years ago, eggs were causing an increase in cholesterol and therefore were the main cause of heart disease. 10 years later, eggs were […]

Motorcycles can Cause Back Pain

Riding a motorcycle, though fun and exciting, can also be a cause of low back, neck and shoulder pain. As in any other activity, posture is important. The ergonomics of motorcycle riding can make all the difference in how long you can ride or how far you can go. The parts of a bike most […]