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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 […]

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 […]

Fish Oil. Friend or Foe?

There is always someone out there with an answer to life’s problems. Generally, it is something that is going to cost you money, not be complete proven, and be otherwise found in nature. Fish-oil is one of these “answers”.   Let’s talk….. Experts are divided on their opinions about fish oil supplements for the general […]

Turmeric, Is it the Answer?

Turmeric, Is it the Answer? Turmeric, a spice used in India for hundreds of years and known to be a powerful medicine is now being researched for it’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The most important compound in Turmeric is Curcumin which is about 3% of basic Turmeric. All studies are based on extracts that are […]

Is Your Handbag causing your Pain? Weigh it.

It happened again today. A healthy looking 40 year old showed up at the office with complaints of severe neck pain and right arm numbness and tingling. Her MRI showed some mild disc degeneration but nothing that should really be causing the problems she was describing. She insisted that every time she walked for long […]

Epidural Steroid Injections ; Do They Work?

hi I'm Dr. John Shim and today I want to talk about lumbar epidural steroid injections. Many of you have had this recommendation already made by your doctors. So what really is an epidural injection? To make it very simple basically you take a small needle you place it through the skin […]

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