My name is Jean and I recently had an ALIF of L4-5, L5 S1. My first problems surfaced almost 15 years ago when it was discovered the two discs were bulging. It became something I just got use to until this year when an updated MRI showed the lower disc was almost deteriorated to nothing and the one above was herniated completely. The doctors I was seeing wanted to continue with injections and I decided I needed a second opinion. My new doctor listened to my pain and concerns and gave me options for treatment.
I would love to hear from anyone who has had this procedure- any advice what to do as I heal, what to expect, etc.
I hope everyone out there is feeling better soon and look forward to talking with you all.
All my best,