My name is Dr. Carl Graf and I am an Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon with the Illinois Spine Institute. I am a huge golf fan and enjoyed watching the Masters this past weekend to witness an incredible comeback by Tiger Woods.
Tiger Woods unfortunately fell from golf greatness when he suffered a disc herniation in his low back in 2010. Since that time, he struggled with returning to the top and underwent a total of three small spine surgeries from 2014-2015 to try and relieve the pressure on the nerves in the spine. Ultimately, Tiger underwent an Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) which has allowed him to make the greatest comeback in golf history. The ALIF surgery is unique, and it is offered here locally in Chicago.