Afflicted with back pain and severe leg numbness and tingling, Zach Parise played the majority of the late winter/early spring season injured. It wasn’t until April 5th when a particular hit put him on the injured reserve. Multiple Star Tribune articles reported that Zach suffered from a herniated disk (which is a very common injury that many of our clients experience).
After experiencing debilitating pain and undergoing cortisone injections, he finally had a consult at Mayo Clinic. Contrary to society’s popular belief, the spine specialist at Mayo indicated that Zach would experience the same long term outcome whether he had surgery or not!
Consequently, Zach is working hard in physical therapy and other rehabilitative specialities to continue to address his symptoms, weaknesses, asymmetries and to help him safely return to hockey.
What could this mean for you??
1) Zach confirms nerve pain hurts!
2) Surgery isn’t the first and only option
3) A multimodal (variable) approach is beneficial
– Emily T.
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