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Dr. Mike: Tiger Woods Neck Injury

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Tiger Woods will be at Aronimink Golf Club Monday afternoon to preview his upcoming tournament.

But questions will certainly focus on Woods' neck injury. Woods was forced to pullout of the final round of the Players Championship Sunday because of neck pain.

Dr. Mike explained Woods suspects he has a buldging disc and will undergo an MRI later in the week. Dr. Mike explained discs "are like shock absorbers for the spine." Woods may have a herniated disc in his neck. "The little herniated disc pushes on the nerves and causes a significant amount of pain."

Dr. Mike said it could have been caused by just about anything. "What I think is when his wife came after him with the golf club he suffered neck injuries." Dr. Mike believes the car incident and the motion of playing golf could be to blame.

Treatments include physical therapy, steroid injections, and working with a chiropractor. Dr. Mike thinks surgery is unlikely.

 

Woods is holding a news conference at Aronimink, in Newtown Square, at 2:00pm to discuss the AT&T National tournament that will benefit his foundation. The tournament is scheduled for July 1-4th.

Also check out video of Dr. Mike with Simon Gagne at Friday's Flyers game.

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