Tony Palmer Had Neck Surgery with Dr. Robert Watkins IV
Go see a doctor when you get hurt. Do not make the mistake of waiting to see how you can deal with the pain or how much you can take it. There is no point in doing that and you're setting a terrible example for yourself and for those that look up to you.
I had a neck injury that needed immediate treatment and I went to see Dr. Robert Watkins because I knew that he treated other fellow athletes. I was impressed with the results that I could see from others, things that were working for other people that were in a lot of pain before. There was apparently a small bone fracture that I had that I was very much unaware of, and I found out that I had to have surgery so that I could go on with my career.
I was very worried but the staff at Marina Hospital and Dr. Watkins took great care of me. I had to follow a strict rehab plan and it was tough. The only good thing was that there was not a loss of feeling in my legs and arms. I was informed that it was going to be difficult for me but I consider the whole experience extremely valuable and eye-opening.