Unless it's a life-or-death situation, get a second opinion when you're advised to have surgery. In the case of ACL repair or surgery for back pain, rest and physical rehab may offer better treatment. It also helps to talk with others who have had the surgery before you go under the knife.
Credit: John Stuart Wood / Getty Images
Powered By ZergNet
How Liev Schreiber Fixed Himself
A Tough Guy Comes to Terms With His Troubled Past
Plus: How the Drug Cartels Took Over Mexico
ON NEWSSTANDS NOW
James Taylor's Life Advice
Sign up to receive the Men’s Journal newsletter and special offers from MJ and its marketing partners.