We recently received an email looking for a little help in an investigation related to Brazilian jiu-jitsu:
There are a few MMA fighters who have had successful back surgery, but there are few, if any, resources I have found where BJJ has been the focus. So, I thought I could be the one to compile that research. My goal is to put together an informative article that explores coping with back pain in BJJ, the risks of back injury, and more especially, offers good advice and hope to those who are struggling with it and are worried that surgery will ruin their BJJ career.
So let us know by voting in the poll here if jiu-jitsu and back or neck problems have been something you have experienced. I know a person or two who have had spine issues and it has affected their jiu-jitsu for sure. Not a fun problem to have!