Recovery Is a 'Slow Process'
By Torleif Sorenson on 5/6/14
Even while he's "on the shelf" following microdiscectomy surgery, Tiger Woods makes golf headlines — whether you like it or not.

On Monday, Woods wrote about his recovery on his web site and shared these essential details:
My recovery from microdiscectomy surgery for a pinched nerve in my back is coming along, but it's a very slow process. I'm still sore. Not from the procedure itself but the incision. I just need to get back to my day-to-day activities, and that's it.

One reassuring thing from my medical exam is I have zero arthritic changes whatsoever. I've kept myself in very good shape over the years, and it has paid off. We knew going into this procedure that it really helps to be strong, especially in my glutes and my abs. I was strong in both departments, and that helps with the recovery and rehab, and you're able to come back faster.
Woods admitted that he has now idea when he will be able to return to competition, noting that microdiscectomy patients can have a wide variety of recovery times. But he also gave us some feedback from others who have undergone the same procedure:
It's been great to read a lot of the fan mail at the office and all the tweets and nice comments people have made to support me. It's been amazing, just around here, how many people have had this procedure done and come up to me and said, 'Oh my God, it's changed my life. I haven't been able to do anything for so many years and all of a sudden I've been able to live life again.' I know exactly what they mean. I got to a point where I couldn't do anything. That part has been eye-opening.
He was also astute enough to plug some of his business activities, such as the PGA Tour event he hosts (currently known as the Quicken Loans National) and Tiger Jam 16. He also mentioned his new design project at Bluejack National outside Houston.

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