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When to take Tylenol or Advil

In the “war” between Tylenol (Acetaminophen) and Advil (Ibuprofen ) for pain relief, many studies have been done on which is “better”. Both the Cleveland Clinic and Harvard Medical School have done studies and reported that it all depends on what you want relieved. To make it easier, it is reported that Tylenol works better […]

Should I Go to the Emergency Room with my Back Pain?

A Quick Lesson – Emergency Room or Not At some time or other most of us will have back pain. What people need to know is what is a dangerous back pain and what is something you must just get through. I get asked many questions about this so I thought we could answer some […]

Avoiding Addiction

Discussing news and issues in orthopedics and spine healthcare. This is Spine Talk. Hi, this is Dr. John Shim and today I'm here with Jason Mazza orthopedic assistant talking about a very important issue and that's basically the opioid crisis and we're going to review an article that was basically produced by […]

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Non Spine Causes of 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 […]

A Normal MRI, Celebrating An Anomaly

We saw something today that most of us in this practice have seldom seen, a completely normal MRI. It also had a report attached that said it was a completely normal MRI, another anomaly. Let’s talk…. There is a saying out there that, to paraphrase, we are all actually not living, but dying, each day. […]

What is Inflammation and What Does it Do?

When your body recognizes anything that is foreign—such as an invading microbe, plant pollen, or chemical, it can trigger what is called an inflammatory response. This is your body’s protective reaction and very often keeps you from becoming ill. If the inflammation persists, it can end up hurting you instead of helping you. Many major […]