EXCLUSIVE: Orthopedic Surgeon Claims Tiger Woods Taking Pain Killers Shows Doctors Aren’t Correcting His Problem
While golfer Tiger Woods recently was in the news for a DUI charge, we recently spoke with Dr. Alfred O. Bonati, MD and Founder and Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon of The Bonati Spine Institute regarding Woods. While we didn’t touch on the DUI, Dr. Bonati talked with us about Woods’s back problems and use of painkillers.
“Regarding Mr. Woods’ surgeries, they are not being done in a proper way,” Dr. Bonati began with telling us.
“His public statements of having back spasms and pressure on the nerves, after his previous surgeries, indicates they are not working,” he continued. “A patient should not be having these symptoms after a procedure. Additionally, the scar tissue formed because of the previous surgeries and the interbody instrumentation used in his latest surgery is a problem for his future golf playing.”
Dr. Bonati also noted that, “The fact that he’s taking pain killers is also an indication that doctors are not correcting his problem. Patients that we operate on at the Bonati Spine Institute are relieved of pain almost immediately. And for those in the sports field, they can perform their athletics almost immediately.”
“His last procedure did not correct again the problem and I expect that he will continue with his pain until he will have to abandon his career,” he further explained. “It’s a pity that this happened to a young, incredible player with God-given athletic abilities.”
Dr. Bonati wrapped with saying that, “For people with chronic back pain or conditions like Mr. Woods’, medications cannot treat the pain. They will only mask it. The most effective method of eliminating pain is through our targeted procedures. We have patented our precision procedures and have performed over 55,000 in the past 30 years with a 98.75% patient satisfaction rate.”
We appreciate Dr. Bonati sharing his thoughts with us.