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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. […]

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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 […]

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Exercise Can Relieve Spinal Stenosis

Doe exercise help spinal stenosis? Spinal stenosis is a natural occurrence of an aging spine. Discs degenerate. Ligaments widened. The space for your nerves decrease. To those affected, there can be pain, and walking difficulties. Surgery may or may not be a solution. So, what can you do? It turns out exercise can have a […]

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How a Positive Attitude Helps You

If you have chronic pain, then you must first accept it. Only then can you explore ways to make it better. Knowing you can make it better creates hope, which in turn helps you get better. You need both acceptance and Optimism. In my practice, I see many people who are in complete despair. Fortunately, […]

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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 […]

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