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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 […]

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Lasers, Stem Cells and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Discussing news and issues in orthopedics and spine health care. This is Spine Talk. Hi, this is Dr. John Shim, and today I want to talk about a topic that's of high interest to the Tampa Bay area, and that's about the use of lasers and spinal surgery. Well, it's now mid-May […]

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 […]

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