Tiger Woods will miss the Masters for the first time in 20 years because of back surgery for a herniated disc. He had the surgery on Monday in Park City, Utah and will soon begin rehabilitation. There is no time table for his return.
Below is a video of my own back surgery for a discectomy that was done via small portal incisions about 5.5 years ago. I was miserable prior to the surgery and am amazingly better. Many thanks to my excellent surgeons and physical therapists. View the video below to gain a better understanding of the mechanics of the surgery.
Video of Lumbar Disc Herniation Surgery
I wish Tiger the best of luck in his recovery. I hope his surgery will allow him to return to the golf course soon but more importantly at a much higher functional level for a long time.
It is important to note that a variety of biologic treatments for this condition are presently in development. Hundreds of professionals worldwide are working on these solutions. For more information, visit: BiologicOrtho.com
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