Natalie Gulbis: I’m golfing better than ever thanks to Laser Spine Institute

Natalie Gulbis

One of my favorite things about golfing is the opportunity to connect with my fans. When I started having back pain at the age of 18, I never imagined that it would allow me to better identify with my fans. I understand how chronic neck or back pain can drastically derail your life. And if it wasn’t for Laser Spine Institute, there’s a good chance I would be retired and unable to golf today.  

My back pain began shortly after I joined the Ladies Professional Golf Association. The pain got so bad in 2009 that I couldn’t complete the last of my events. In fact, I pulled out of the remaining six events that year. And, I remember feeling like I was watching my dream slowly fade into the background as my pain continued to worsen.

I tried everything I could think of to get my back pain to go away, but nothing seemed to help—at least not for very long. My doctor exhausted every option that would allow me to continue golfing professionally, and he recommended that I consider retiring from the career I loved or have major back surgery.

I knew that traditional back surgery wouldn’t guarantee that my back would be fixed. I wasn’t ready to accept either option. Luckily, a friend recommended that I research Laser Spine Institute to determine if they could help with my back pain.

I reached out to the Laser Spine Institute team to learn more about their minimally invasive procedures. They began evaluating my condition. This team continually went out of the way to provide me the highest level of care.

Laser Spine Institute was so determined to help me find relief from back pain that they did what no other doctor had done—they performed my MRI in golf posture to find out exactly where my pain was coming from.

Once the team at Laser Spine Institute pinpointed where my pain was coming from, they formed a surgical plan and explained it to me. I was on board and excited about getting my life back.

After my minimally invasive spine surgery at Laser Spine Institute, I felt better than I had in years. I was up and walking around shortly after my surgery. And the best part of it: I was golfing again. Now, I’m golfing better than ever.

So, if you’re dealing with chronic neck or back pain, I understand how you feel. I encourage you to contact Laser Spine Institute to find out if you’re a candidate for their minimally invasive procedures. You’ll be glad you made the call.

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