I have DDD at L5 S1...also herniated disc.
I met with Ortho Dr and he suggestd ALIF spinal fusion. I was all ok with that and then I went and got a second opinion from a Neuro dr. The Neuro dr said that there isn't ANY surgery that can fix BACK pain and that ALIF surgery is antiquated and hasn't been practiced in 10 years.
Can anyone shed some light on the ALIF procedure?
Did anyone who had ALIF have it within the last 10 years? If so, did it help with your back pain? and if so...was it 50% better or 100% better?
I. have my ALIF scheduled for April 24 but now I feel like I should cancel it
Anyone...please.Suggestions, coments, recounts of your particular operation.