Well! I've been dealing with back pain for about 30 years and my genetic lumbar scoliosis has finally succumbed to all the alternative treatments so I am scheduled for a 2-stage procedure on May 20th and 22nd to remove 4 disks and fuse 5 vertebra. I hope there is someone out there who has had a similar XLIF minimally invasive surgery where 3 disks are removed (with 3 spacers with bony growth material substituted for the disks) from the side and then and the a TLIF surgery from the back to replace the disk between the S-1 and L-5 (again using a bony growth spacer to promote fusion of the vertebra.
I would appreciate contact from anyone who has had this type of surgery. Thanks.