Edler needs to see a back specialist then and start working on his core strength. No reason a highly trained professional athlete should blow a disc in his back (unless he's done something ridiculously stupid or it's a very minor bulge).
It's never as black and white as we are told. In one of his interviews he said his back was bugging him for 'years' yet he went in for surgery after missing a game after a game VS. Dallas where he crushed Jamie Benn in open ice but looked very awkward doing it and also fell.
Is it possible that he already had a bulging disc that herniated as a result of that hit, which is why he required prompt surgery? Yes but this is pure speculation no matter how logical it may seem.
But it very well could be an issue of concern for Edler and the team because herniated discs do not 'heal' or go back to normal. Ever.
Having said that, professional athletes have access to some of the best medical personnel and equipment available so his treatment will differ vastly from the average Joe going through the system (who will typically get their vertebrae fused together).
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