I'm waiting for the Doctors to schedule my surgery. I've decided on ALIF.
I just wondered about others. How did you decide which one, front or back?
For the ones that had ALIF, did you have any complications as far as your major veins in your legs, blood transfusions...etc??
And the ones that had surgery from the back, did it take longer for your back muscles to heal...so they seem to recover fully as far as your motion from the muscles being cut? Was it more painful?
Just wanted to think that I made the right decision...I'm having a fusion at 1 level: L5 S1. I'm 38 & weigh 134 lbs.