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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 […]

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 […]

When All That Money Causes Pain

It’s interesting when we get a patient from Canada complaining of back pain. Most often it is a man who has been driving for long periods and developed a low back pain that often radiates down the leg. Most of them have no history of severe lumbar problems but are miserable enough to find help […]

Deep Vein Thrombosis – A Preventable Complication

Discussing news and issues in orthopedics and spine healthcare. This is Spine Talk. Hi, this is Dr. John Shim, and today we're gonna talk about the topic of deep venous thrombosis and spinal surgery. I have Jason Mazza orthopaedic assistant here with me, and he's going to review an article called "Risk […]

Wine and Spine (update)

What are the pro's and con's for wine and your spine? Hi, I am Dr. John Shim, and I want to explore the effects of wine and alcohol on your body, and more specifically, your spine. The scientific data continues to evolve, and I will tell you that the medical community is […]

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 […]