A Loss of Lordosis

Hi. My name is Dr. John Shim, and I would like to discuss a very specific topic that is often a finding on x-rays or MRIs of the spine. The term is lordosis. It basically describes the backward curvature of the spine. To go back to some basic anatomy, the whole spine, from […]

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Accident Related Neck and Back Pain

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A Spine Consultation While on a Florida Vacation

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A Loss of Lordosis

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If it’s not Money, It’s not Worth it

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Menopause and Bone Health

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Exercise and Back Pain

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What causes disc herniations and how can I prevent it?

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The Drug Addict is Not Who you Think

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Not those kind of Steroids!

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When is Spine Pain an Emergency?

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Stress, Anxiety, Depression and Back Pain

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LUMBAR and CERVICAL EPIDURAL SPINAL INJECTIONS (ESI’s)

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Questions for the Spine Surgeon

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Spinal Stenosis and Weightlifting – Is it a Good Idea?

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A Spine Consultation While on a Florida Vacation

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If I have a Disc Herniation, do I Need Surgery?

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Prescription Drugs, Driving and Machinery

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The Cold and Pain

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Low Back Pain, and Diagnostic findings in 40 year olds

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Lasers, Stem Cells and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

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Spine Surgery Information on the Internet

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Different Spine Surgery Recommendations

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Whiplash, a spine surgeon’s perspective

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Don’t Get Bulldozed. How to find a Spine Specialist.

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How Common are Disc Herniations?

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Cervical Neck Fractures

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The Drug Addict is Not Who you Think

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Who is Helping my Surgeon?

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Cervical Foraminotomy

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When is Spine Pain an Emergency?

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Why Lumbar Discectomy?

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Sacroiliitis

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Microdiscectomy Surgery

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Minimally Invasive Discectomy vs Micro/Open Discectomy

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Great Expectations- But Let’s be Realistic

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Surgery Count Down

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Questions for the Spine Surgeon

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Degenerative Disk Disease? There Will be Pain…Maybe

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If I have a Disc Herniation, do I Need Surgery?

When Conservative Care Doesn’t Work

When Conservative Care Doesn’t Work

Does Lumbar Spinal Fusion work?

Does Lumbar Spinal Fusion work?

Before you have Spine Surgery

Before you have Spine Surgery

Cervical Fusions in the NFL

Cervical Fusions in the NFL

Outpatient Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

Outpatient Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

How do you pick a back surgeon?

How do you pick a back surgeon?

Cervical Instability

Cervical Instability

Pain and Infection after Spine Surgery

Pain and Infection after Spine Surgery

Lasers,  Stem Cells and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Lasers, Stem Cells and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

What is Elective Spine Surgery?

What is Elective Spine Surgery?

Surgery for Recurrent Disk Herniations

Surgery for Recurrent Disk Herniations

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion Results

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion Results

The Cost of Medicare Spine Surgery

The Cost of Medicare Spine Surgery

Cervical Radiculopathy

Cervical Radiculopathy

Are Restrictions Post Discectomy Necessary?

Are Restrictions Post Discectomy Necessary?

Cervical Discectomy and Fusion Works

Cervical Discectomy and Fusion Works

Spine Surgery? Sometimes, it is better to wait.

Spine Surgery? Sometimes, it is better to wait.

Most Sacroiliac Joints do not Hurt

Most Sacroiliac Joints do not Hurt

Still having Pain after Spine Surgery?

Still having Pain after Spine Surgery?

What is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

What is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

Does Lumbar Spondylolisthesis and Stenosis need Fusion?

Does Lumbar Spondylolisthesis and Stenosis need Fusion?

The Chance of Lumbar Discectomy Reoperation

The Chance of Lumbar Discectomy Reoperation

Your Chance of having  spine surgery may depend on where you live.

Your Chance of having spine surgery may depend on where you live.

Hoffmann Sign and Myelopathy

Hoffmann Sign and Myelopathy

Lumbar Discectomy yes,  Lumbar Fusion, maybe.

Lumbar Discectomy yes, Lumbar Fusion, maybe.

Spine Surgery for Baseball Players

Spine Surgery for Baseball Players

Obesity Means more Spine Surgery Complications

Obesity Means more Spine Surgery Complications

The risks of waiting too long for Cervical Disk Surgery

The risks of waiting too long for Cervical Disk Surgery

Low Back Pain After Lumbar Discectomy

Low Back Pain After Lumbar Discectomy

Spine Surgery Effective for Senior Population

Spine Surgery Effective for Senior Population

Spine Surgery Information on the Internet

Spine Surgery Information on the Internet

Different Spine Surgery Recommendations

Different Spine Surgery Recommendations

Patients can determine Spine Surgery Results

Patients can determine Spine Surgery Results

Depression and Spine Surgery

Depression and Spine Surgery

Lumbar Fusion Adjacent Level Disease

Lumbar Fusion Adjacent Level Disease

Breast Reduction Surgery for Back Pain

Breast Reduction Surgery for Back Pain

Percutaneous Discectomy

Percutaneous Discectomy

The Advantages of Cervical Foraminotomy

The Advantages of Cervical Foraminotomy

Update on Adjacent Segment Degeneration

Update on Adjacent Segment Degeneration

The MRI and Myelopathy

The MRI and Myelopathy

Spine Surgery and the Fountain of Youth

Spine Surgery and the Fountain of Youth

Effects of Delayed Lumbar Disk Surgery

Effects of Delayed Lumbar Disk Surgery

Why Plates and Screws?

Why Plates and Screws?

Goals of Spine Surgery

Goals of Spine Surgery

Disk Surgery

Disk Surgery

Neck Pain Treatment

Neck Pain Treatment

Repeat Surgery After Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

Repeat Surgery After Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

Obesity and Spine Surgery

Obesity and Spine Surgery

Artificial Disk Replacement

Artificial Disk Replacement

Laser and Back Surgery

Laser and Back Surgery

A Loss of Lordosis

Hi. My name is Dr. John Shim, and I would like to discuss a very specific topic that is often a finding on x-rays or MRIs of the spine. The term is lordosis. It basically describes the backward curvature of the spine. To go back to some basic anatomy, the whole spine, from […]

Why am I Shrinking?

Why do we get shorter as we age? First of all, I want to make it clear, I am talking about your height, or how tall. I am Dr. John Shim and I hope you have already had the opportunity to review my video’s about basic spine anatomy and why disc’s degenerate. Understanding […]

Where is That Pain coming From?

Hi this is Dr. John Shim and today I want to talk about some basic nerve patterns. You've all heard the term radiculopathy. Radiculopathy is a description of a certain pattern of nerve irritation it can cause weakness numbness pain and also manifest in some changes of your reflexes well. As a orthopedic […]

Why won’t the Surgeon Operate on my Spine?

Hi my name is Dr. John Shim and today I'm going to talk about the situation when the surgeon recommends against spinal surgery. Some of you will come to see me after you've had that recommendation and usually you're quite distraught, but you had to think about why somebody why a surgeon would […]

Is Cervical (neck) Fusion Surgery Considered a Radical Solution?

Hi, my name is Dr. John Shim, and I want to discuss anterior cervical discectomy and fusion surgery. At this point, you have already failed non-surgical treatments and have decided to move forward with the operation. When we reviewed your diagnostic studies, the main reason this surgery is offered is secondary to disc […]

Does Optimism Help Spine Surgery Results?

Hi my name is Dr. John Shim and today I want to talk about the three types of patients that I see who decide they want to have surgery. You've already had the evaluation the surgeon is already determined that you need an operation or you would benefit from an operation and you […]

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Outpatient Spine Surgery Considerations. www.Spine-Health.com. January 2016.

What is Spinal Stenosis? www.Spine-Health.com. October 2015.

Surgeon insights on the Changing Landscape of Orthopedic Care. OrthopedicToday. June 2014

Chapter 33: Interspinous Spacers. Shim JH, Mazza JS, Kim DH Published in Minimally Invasive Percutaneous Spinal Techniques. Elsevier Health Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Published 2011)

Chapter 35: Minimally Invasive Percutaneous Lumbar Fusion Technique.Shim JH, Mazza JS, Kim DH Published in Minimally Invasive Percutaneous Spinal Techniques. Elsevier Health Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Published 2011)

March 2010 Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting New Orleans, Louisiana February 2010

February 2010 A Review of Dynamic Stabilization in the Lumbar Spine Selby Spine Symposium; Park City, Utah

November 2009 Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Community Based Lecture; Tampa, Florida

September 2009 Instructor/Proctor Minimally Invasive Lumbar Cadaver Lab; Tampa, Florida

February 2009 New Spinal Technology: Cervical Disc Replacement and Interspinous Spacers. Selby Spine Symposium; Park City, Utah

February 2008 The Degenerative Spine: The Role of Dynamic Lumbar Stablization and Interspinous Spacers Selby Spine Symposium; Park City, Utah

October 2008 Emerging Technology and Techniques in Spinal Surgery Orthopaedics in the 21st Century Symposium; Morton Plant Mease Healthcare; Largo, Florida

September 2007 Emerging Technology in Spinal Surgery Orthopaedics in the 21st Century Symposium; Morton Plant Mease Healthcare; Largo, Florida

October 2006 Emerging Technology and Techniques in Spinal Surgery Orthopaedics in the 21st Century Symposium; Morton Plant Mease Healthcare; Largo, Florida

May 2005 The Role of Kyphoplasty in the Treatment of Vertebral Compression Fractures Mease Neurosciences Symposium; Clearwater, Florida
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