One of the biggest questions we get after an injury is “should I put heat or ice on this?” It seems so simple, but it is one of the most controversial questions in injury medicine. Let’s talk…. There have been many studies done on the efficacy of heat or ice on joint, muscle or soft […]
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 […]
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, […]
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. […]
Why Do Spines Degenerate? Hi, I am Dr. John Shim, and this is a common question asked by many of my patients. I hope you had a chance to already view my basic spine anatomy video, as that foundation will make it much easier to understand this Spine Degeneration discussion. To simplify […]
Hi my name is Dr. John Shim, and I want to discuss the lumbar Co flex interlaminar stabilization surgery. By now you have already tried non-surgical treatments, and have decided to move forward with surgery. Lumbar Coflex interlaminar stabilization is offered because your pain patterns match the spinal stenosis findings on your […]
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 […]
Hi my name is Dr. John Shim and I want to discuss cervical foraminotomy. By now you have already tried non-surgical treatments and have decided to move forward with surgery. Cervical foraminotomy surgery is awkward because your pain pattern and physical examination matches the findings on your diagnostic studies. Forminotomy means enlarging […]
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 […]
Hi, my name is Dr. John Shim and I want to discuss lumbar microdiscectomy. By now you've already tried non-surgical treatments and have decided to move forward with the operation. Lumbar microdiscectomy surgery is offered because your pain patterns and physical examination matches the findings on your diagnostic studies. Let me show […]
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