Today’s Carson Daly returns to show massive health update after fans praised the “inspirational” presenter

LOVED TV presenter Carson Daly has made tremendous health gains after undergoing a new procedure.

Carson Daly has struggled with back pain for decades as a result of a snowmobile accident, but he’s closer to recovery after receiving new treatment.

Daly said the procedure helped relieve some severe pain


Daly said the procedure helped relieve some severe painCredit: Carson Daly/NBC
Carson has recently spoken openly about his mental health


Carson has recently spoken openly about his mental healthPhoto credit: NBC

The TODAY co-host, 48, received a new procedure called Intracept in hopes of relief from his lower back pain, he revealed TODAY.

While filming for MTV in the ’90s, Daly suffered from a T12 compression factor, which he says is “actually not that bad” when it comes to back injuries.

That didn’t mean he would be in any less pain, though.

The pain came and went for the first few days of the injury, but over the years it got worse and more persistent.

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“The source of the pain doesn’t actually come from these discs or the vertebrae. It’s coming from the vertebrae,” Carson said.

He was unable to play with his children the way they asked him to, which affected him.

“If you just follow me all day, you’ll hear me. I’m like, ‘Oh, eh’. It’s like I’m an old man and it sucks because there are times my son is like, ‘Hey dad, let’s play basketball or let’s go outside and throw the ball.'”

Doctors told him pain management was his only option as his back was still “structurally sound.”

After a bad reaction to painkillers, he viewed them as a last resort and tried other things like yoga, physical therapy, and cupping.

Daly decided to try a new minimally invasive FDA-approved procedure called Intracept. Though he says it’s not a “cure-all,” he’s hopeful of the relief it’s brought.

Returning to TODAY, he told the group of anchors that he was feeling good and felt the new treatment had “definitely eased some serious pain.”

TODAY will be doing a special section documenting the surgery and his recovery in the coming weeks.

This comes as fans praised the presenter for opening up about mental health.

Daly spoke about his anxiety and panic attacks in an article for USA Today.

“Most of the time when I’m live on The Voice on Monday nights, my right hand is in my right pants pocket and I’m literally clutching the flesh of my thigh, waiting for a big panic moment to pass.”

He said since he started speaking openly about his anxiety, he’s been in a much better place.

This summer, TODAY will be hosting a series called Mind-Matters with the goal of opening up the conversation about mental health and humanizing the topic.

In an Instagram post from Daly, fans thanked him for publicizing the matter.

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One user wrote: “Thank you for your honesty about mental health! It’s been so helpful in normalizing my struggles with panic.”

Another said: “Oh how can I relate to that. 15 years and more. I’ve missed so many opportunities in my adult life because I was scared of having panic attacks. Thank you for posting it for all of us to see. You are braver than you think.” Today’s Carson Daly returns to show massive health update after fans praised the “inspirational” presenter


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