Back Pain and The NBA Playoffs

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Steve Kerr, the head coach of the Golden State Warriors has had to recently miss time during the Warriors’s most recent championship run due to complications associated with back surgery.

Steve Kerr, a former professional basketball player, has had a history of back pain.

So, in 2015, coach Kerr went under the knife and opted for back surgery.

Unfortunately, following surgery Kerr’s symptoms took a turn for the worse.

And he’s urging others with back pain to avoid surgery and pursue rehabilitation.

“I can tell you if you’re listening out there, stay away from back surgery,” Kerr said. “Rehab, rehab, rehab. Don’t let anyone get in there.”

Here’s more of what coach Kerr had to say:

Moral of the story:

If you’ve got back pain, pump the brakes.

Avoid surgery if you can.

We can help.

Surgery has it’s place, but when it comes to back pain their is overwhelming evidence to support conservative trials of treatment.


About the author

Dr. Brooks Newton
Dr. Brooks Newton

Dr. Brooks Newton is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, and a CrossFit Mobility Trainer. He specializes in the treatment of orthopedic and sport injuries which has lead him to work with athletes from the ranging from the NFL, NHL, Crossfit Games, NCAA Div I, II, and III, and the Chinese Olympic Teams.

One Response to Back Pain and The NBA Playoffs

  1. Starr

    I feel so much happier now I unnrdstaed all this. Thanks!

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