Originally Posted by RaceTripper
Emmo tweeted that Kimi might be out for Korea and the rest of the season. The Italian press (omnicorse.it
) is speculating he'll get surgery at the end of the season.
I hope it is one of those very directed and limited mini-surgeries.
If it isn't that, I wouldn't recommend back surgery.
Back surgery is notoriously unsuccessful.
I have had a lower back fusion....it did not work.
There is no way to "undo" what has been done.
And the "recovery" was hell on earth.
A year afterward, I flew out to the Mayo Clinic to see if anything further could be done.
After looking me over, they asked "Why did you get surgery?"
After I picked my jaw up off the floor, I said "Because the doctors in Oregon told me to?"
They replied, "If you had come to us first, we would not have recommended surgery. We don't do fusions because they rarely do any good."
Confused, I asked "Why does the AMA approve of this procedure?"
The guy smiled and let me figure it out.