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Back pain as side effect of taking medication

Hi, I'm Dr. John Shim, and I'd like to talk about medications that actually cause back pain. Yes – you heard that right. There are medications that can cause back pain. Every medication can and do have side effects. So let's list the most common ones now. Levofloxacin or levaquin is an […]

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Exercise and Back Pain

Hi, I'm Dr. John Shim, and today I want to talk about one of the few things people can do to help their spine – and that's exercise. I know – boring! It's responsible – it takes effort. It means you have to do something to help yourself. What a concept. Despite […]

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Lasers, Stem Cells and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Discussing news and issues in orthopedics and spine health care. This is Spine Talk. Hi, this is Dr. John Shim, and today I want to talk about a topic that's of high interest to the Tampa Bay area, and that's about the use of lasers and spinal surgery. Well, it's now mid-May […]

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, […]