"When you have surgery in your back, it's never the same, so when you have a disc problem it can affect nerves, it can make you weak, it's obviously painful." Stephania Bell.
This quote is from a recent podcast discussing NFL player injuries and while she goes on to say that some athletes like Rob Gronkowski have come back to "be the same guy" (until they need the next surgery), it's important to remember that she's talking about top athletes who are paid millions of dollars to try and stay in peak shape.
For most of us, that is not the case.
Stephania Bell is a physical therapist working as an on-air and online sports commentator for ESPN serving as an NFL injury analyst.