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Are We Giving Bad Advice?

Hi, I'm Dr. John Shim, and today I'd like to talk about a rather boring topic, and that's the discussion about evidence based medicine. To many this seems like a buzz word, or a way to justify certain treatments. In reality, evidence based medicine is the more modern way to determine if […]

What is a Real Second Opinion?

Why get a second surgical opinion? This is Dr. John Shim, and I want to discuss this very important topic. When you're in a life-and-death situation, there's no time for a second opinion. Time is of the essence. I say thank God you're in the United States because we have the best […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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