When I had the consultation with the 2 NS's that will be doing my fusion, I was told that a TLIF was not an option as my hip bones were too high and there would no access available from the side.
I know I have always had issues finding clothes to fit me properly - I have long legs and a short body - but I never realized it was a physical limitation!
) An "I told you so" comes to mind for my mother, but alas, that helps nothing at this point :?
Now I am wondering if this contributed to my spine problems. I am one of those people that actually cannot say what I did to hurt my back. I just woke up one night in agonizing pain, and that started this journey for me!
Has anyone else been told this? I didn't think to pose any questions to the NS at the time as I was just concentrating on hearing how the procedure was going to be performed.