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How a Positive Attitude Helps You

If you have chronic pain, then you must first accept it. Only then can you explore ways to make it better. Knowing you can make it better creates hope, which in turn helps you get better. You need both acceptance and Optimism. In my practice, I see many people who are in complete despair. Fortunately, […]

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Do Back Braces Help?

When you have back pain, It is frustrating, and can be debilitating. Many people will try all sorts of things to get better. I do not blame anyone for trying. Lately I have seen a lot of advertisements for various back braces. Patient’s ask whether they should buy these braces. So what is the bottom […]

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The Right Words Matter

Do all Doctors use the same terms when describing Spine Disc findings on MRI’s? Many of you have had MRI studies of your spine and had discussion with your Doctors about the findings. Often times, it seems the doctors are using the terms disc bulge, or disc herniations interchangeably. It can get confusing. Both for […]

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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 — ShimSpine.com 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 […]

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Telemedicine Exam

Do you have a Telemedicine evaluation scheduled? This COVID-19 Pandemic has made these evaluation a standard part of some orthopedic practices. The Concept can be intimidating to some.  In reality it is fairly simple to set up.  I am going to discuss how this examination is performed. First,  I would recommend you check your internet […]

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Telemedicine CME’s

A part of my practice includes performing medical legal examinations. In florida, a form of these evaluations are called Compulsory Medical Examinations. To briefly describe their purpose, If you are injured, then you can and will seek care from a physician. But, if you are then filing a legal claim against an individual or a […]