The back is never that simple. just as an FYI - I don’t know your experience with backs, but I broke a wing off one of my vertebrae - docs decided not to do surgery. It’s affected me at odd times throughout my life. Granted I’m not a professional athlete. cheese on the other hand has had multiple disc-related surgeries and attest to what each of them were like for him. And he had the first at a young age too. the back is no joke.