The Battle to be Wright Again: Inside David Wright's Grueling Rehab Routine

Men's Fitness—March 21, 2016

Men's Fitness writer Ron Berler interviews New York Mets' third baseman David Wright about his upcoming season after being diagnosed with lumbar spinal stenosis, a condition caused by age-related degeneration of the spine or traumatic injury to the spine. 

According to the article, "Spinal stenosis generally affects men and women over 50 ... And though unusual in younger people, it has cut short several prominent sports careers." In the article, Wright mentions that he spoke with David W. Altchek, MD, a sports medicine surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery and medical director for the New York Mets, who along with other team physicians, "told him he had a storm track of symptoms, including a smaller-than-normal spinal canal he'd had since birth that had been further compressed by a series of calcium deposits accumulated from his fractured vertebrae."

To read the full article, visit


Find a Physician

Conditions & Treatments

graphic: adult outline graphic: child outline
Select A Body Part
Conditions: Adult head Conditions: Adult spine Conditions: Adult shoulder Conditions: Adult elbow Conditions: Adult hand Conditions: Adult hip Conditions: Adult knee Conditions: Adult ankle Conditions: Adult head Conditions: Adult full body Conditions: Child spine Conditions: Child elbow Conditions: Child hip Conditions: Child hand Conditions: Child knee Conditions: Child ankle Conditions: Child full body

Complete Listing »

Media Contacts

Tracy Hickenbottom
Monique Irons
Sherry Randolph


Social Media Contacts

Andrew Worob
Otis Gamboa