Tiger Woods brings home his 5th jacket from The Masters this past Sunday. This will be his 15th major golf tournament victory. His previous championship was over 10 years ago in 2008 when he triumphed at the U.S. Open.

Two years ago in 2017, Tiger Woods had undergone his fourth back procedure. At this time, he had taken an 18-month break from playing in all major tournaments. Due to his reported back spasms and shooting pain through his leg, Woods had difficulty even playing with his two children. Sadly, he was unsure if he would ever be able to play at the same caliber again.

Tiger Woods return ends in victory after his fourth spinal procedure!

Tiger Woods victory this past Sunday had been named one of the most stunning sports comeback in history, and this is thanks to his most recent back surgery. Two years ago, he had undergone an anterior lumbar interbody fusion surgery (also known as ALIF.) This procedure has relieved debilitating pain from Woods which was caused by a degenerative disc in his lower back.

An anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) procedure is used to correct spinal issues in the lower back, typically from degenerative disc disease. For Tiger Woods surgical procedure, this was done by fusing together his L5 and S1 vertebrae. ALIF can be done as either open back surgery or minimally invasive and is performed by fusing vertebrae together with a bone graft.

South Florida’s leading spine surgeon, Ashish Sahai, M.D., has been performing anterior lumbar interbody fusion’s as well as other spinal procedures for over a decade now. Dr. Sahai’s countless awards for his achievements and breakthroughs have captured the attention of the entire medical field. For more on this procedure and to schedule a consultation, call us at 888-409-8006.