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Welcome to ShimSpine! was created to serve as the gateway to our practice and as an education resource for those patients, providers, and the medicolegal community seeking high quality, up to date, unbiased information related to spine and orthopaedic care.

To participate on this blog website, users should have a minimum age of 18 years old.

The blog comment rules apply to everything done in the blog comment section of the website.


Our blog & blog comments is moderated on a weekly basis.

The moderators and administrators are medical professionals, and are volunteers.

They use the following aliases: John H. Shim, Jason S. Mazza, and Catherine Nicholson.

Here is a complete list of their qualifications:

The platform users are not regarded as health professionals. If otherwise, it must be stated. If a health professional gives medical information as a platform user, his status as a medical professional must be identified.

The moderators reserve the right to delete any comments deemed to be inappropriate without notifying the author. The moderators could ban a member of the blog website. In both instances, an explanation will be provided if the user requests.


The information provided on ShimSpine is designed to support, not replace, the direct relationship between patients and health professionals.


We remind you that any comment can be read, used, reproduced and cited by all. You do not have the possibility to erase or edit your own comments. See our complete Privacy Policy on this page:


The moderators and members should conduct themselves at all times with respect and honesty. By using our blog website, you agree to post information that is true and correct to the best of your knowledge and is of your personal experience. If the information you post is not a personal experience, we request you to provide sources (references, links, etc..) whenever it is relevant and possible. You are not allowed to post advertisements, whether in the form of text links or banners, for example. All posts are automatically dated.


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Last modified: October 22, 2019