Jeff Gordon Underwent Medical Procedure for Back Pain
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Gordon suffered from intense back pain throughout the entire season last year, as he revealed he began taking up new stretching exercises in order to loosen the pain on his back ahead of every race. An MRI last month revealed the trauma on his back is quite important and should be treated in due time, as it could have only gotten worse by the racing weekend.
“I had a facet block procedure done on my back on Monday and it went well. I was a little sore after the procedure, but I'll definitely take that brief bit of soreness if it stops the recurring back pain I've had. I hope that will end the back issues I've been having, but it's too early to tell if that fixed the problem,” revealed Gordon for the aforementioned sources.
The Monday procedure is not to influence Gordon's schedule for the ongoing week, as he confirmed plans to make an appearance in the Ultimate Speed event this Wednesday – a charity event involving go-karts – while also set to strengthen his lead in the Sprint Cup standings during this weekend's 600-mile race at Lowe's Motor Speedway.
It won't be until later today that Gordon will get more explicit results of his medical condition. No matter who well/bad it will go, Gordon is sure about one thing, and that's fighting for the win on Sunday.
“You have to mentally stay in the game and be focused for 600 miles. I'm really looking forward to the event. Obviously, I want to see how my back does, but I also think we can challenge for the win,” added the Sprint Cup leader.
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