After I hurt my back several years ago, it was like my life stopped. Things that were once simple became difficult. I was forced to think about every move I made, and asked myself is this going to make my back hurt worse?
I couldn’t even walk upright. It used to take me probably a full minute just to stand up to be able to walk out of a restaurant. It was almost embarrassing. The worst part of my back pain wasn’t actually my discomfort. It was not being able to spend quality time with my love ones. Continue reading
I’m no stranger to strategy. So you have to believe me when I tell you that I tried everything to beat my upper back pain: dozens of shots, two surgeries on my neck and an artificial disc. It’s made two of my favorite things — working at ESPN and playing golf — battles that I felt like I was losing every day. I’m sure decades of coaching college football and, more recently, the long days on set, in addition to the plane rides to the station’s Connecticut studio, hardly helped my pain. Likewise for the years of noon tee times and pro-am golf tournaments I’ve played in — but those things are what I love to do. And back pain was getting in the way of that.
About six months ago, my back started locking up so badly that I could barely walk. It wasn’t until I went in for a check-up that I was officially diagnosed with spinal arthritis. With college football season around the corner, I knew something needed to be done permanently (and quickly) about my back pain.
As a professional fisherman and host of the NBC Sports’ TV show “Bass 2 Billfish with Peter Miller,” I have to be at the top of my game at all times. While the highlight of my days on the water is centered on reeling in a large fish, my job also requires a significant amount of physical labor. But more than that, I’m part of a team. Continue reading
As a professional golfer, I understand the importance of staying physically healthy—especially when it comes to your back. I also know that sometimes, your back just begins to ache for no apparent reason. That’s what happened to me, but Laser Spine Institute helped me find relief from my back pain. Continue reading
One of my favorite things about golfing is the opportunity to connect with my fans. When I started having back pain at the age of 18, I never imagined that it would allow me to better identify with my fans. I understand how chronic neck or back pain can drastically derail your life. And if it wasn’t for Laser Spine Institute, there’s a good chance I would be retired and unable to golf today. Continue reading