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Deep Vein Thrombosis – A Preventable Complication

Discussing news and issues in orthopedics and spine healthcare. This is Spine Talk. Hi, this is Dr. John Shim, and today we're gonna talk about the topic of deep venous thrombosis and spinal surgery. I have Jason Mazza orthopaedic assistant here with me, and he's going to review an article called "Risk […]

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 […]

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Non Spine Causes of Sciatica

Hi, I'm Dr. John Shim, and I'd like to talk about sciatica-like complaints that do not come from the spine. In my other videos I've discussed the true nature of sciatica, and how it's a shooting-type pain that comes from irritations of the nerves in the lower back. It typically causes a […]

I rarely see a normal spine MRI

Hi, I'm Dr. John Shim, an orthopedic spinal surgeon, and today I'd like to discuss how to read a lumbar MRI. As many of you know, MRI is a specific study used to closely examine various body parts. It has lots of applications and can give a very detailed look. It's useful […]

Obesity and Spine Surgery

Hi, this is Dr. John Shim, and this is another "can you handle the truth moment?" Yes, your weight can have an effect on your back pain. I'm not judging any of you. Frankly, I've had my own challenges in staying within the weight guidelines, but the truth is fairly simple to […]

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