I had a ruptured disc in my back in 2001. It's the absolute second worse pain I have ever dealt with. I wouldn't wish it on anybody. Having the pain WITH accompanying numbness is somehow worse than just the pain.
Seeing as how both my parents have had issues with disintegrating bones in their back (and most likely I'm going to get it due to heredity), I second what StaggerLee said - I wouldn't wish it on anyone.
Don't forget that while stretching him, Holly was saying "Don't you ever tell me you missed me again." I have a feeling this whole season is just going to prove the fact that Bob Holly does in fact rule.