I'm still in med school- I am really leaning towards neurosurgery but I am worried if I will be physically able to handle it! I had a riding accident 5 years ago-L1 compression fracture and I am still having pain. I don't take any meds for it (it has gotten much better) but if I sit in class too long or don't work out (yoga, running hurts too much) for a day or two I get pretty stiff. I guess I will know more once I have my surgical practicals (I am in a European program in my 4th of 6th years, we only watch surgeries for 1-2 hours at a time at this point, my last year will be like an American 3rd + 4th year) but I was just curious if there is anyone out there with a similar story- basically I want to hear that I will make it I have read about people putting in acupuncture needles when they are in the OR, any other ideas? Thanks!