HEALTH NEWS: Getting Back To The PGA Tour For Davis Love III
Spinal Bone spurs are also known as Osteophytes. They are generally a sign of spinal degeneration and are common in patients over the age of 60. However they can also develop from increased stress from repetitive pull on the vertebrae. As an area of the vertebrae is continuously put under stress by the strain of attached muscles anchored by tendons, new bone is laid down. Chronically, this can lead to the overproduction of bone creating bone spurs. The spurs become spikes that impinge movement and cause pain and discomfort. Nerve damage may also result if the bone spur grows inward on the spinal chord.
Anterior spinal fusion can help protect the spinal chord from compression. It alleviates nerve damage and protects the discs that separate vertebrae in the spine by creating increased space. Discs can become dehydrated and loose their cushion secondary to age, stress and dehydration. Disc health is important to overall spinal health. Once, space is created for the nerves pain, numbness and weakness are alleviated.
7 days from surgery, graduated to 2 clubs! Feeling Great!! twitter.com/Love3d/status/…
Rehabilitation starts in 24 hours. Davis Love III will undergo 6-8 weeks of rehabilitation slowly progressing with his strength training and time on the links. Twelve days after surgery he was able to progress to chipping practice and is now tweeting about using clubs. He should make a full recovery and be back on the links by the end of spring.
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