Category: General:

12333

Doc, I have back pain. What do I do?

I have been reading the comments to the Shimspine Youtube channel, and I realize that many people are looking for some guidance. So instead of responding to the individual questions, I am starting a series on How I would answer the most common question, which is  Doc, I have back pain. What should I do? […]

Don’t Freak Out About Your Doctor’s Notes

Do you ever get scared after reading your medical report? Does the report mention terms like cancer, infection, or fracture? I know it sounds very intimidating. I have had people come to my office telling me their last doctor said they did not have cancer, but their report made it sound like it was possible. […]

Posted on

Mysterious Spine Terms Decoded

Are You Confused about all of these terms you see on your Medical records about your neck and back doctor’s visits? Well,  so are most people.  Frankly,  if you do not know,  the terms can sound intimidating and confusing. Let me try to explain what these commonly used medical terms mean. Axial Pain. What is […]

Posted on

What is Spine Traction?

What is traction?  How does it help your spine?  Is it the same as decompression?  Is an inversion table a form of traction? The answer is all are forms of traction. There are many variations,  but the basic concept is to pull on the spine to provide some pain relief. Traction has been recommended for […]

Posted on

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 […]

Posted on

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 […]

12333