After years of pain and many MRIs I am told with a simple Xray that I have retrolisthesis of my L1-L2. I am waiting to be scheduled for surgery now, using the XLIF surgery. Search as I've tried except for some Indian kid that got snatched by a roped cow whom they have nicknamed 'cowherd' in India. There is nothing about retrolisthesis on l1-l2. Can someone be gracious enough to help me. It feels like someone has hit me in the middle of my back with a baseball bat, then paused the pain from the impact. I have other problems such as spondylolisthesis in l4 l5, but this is the one I'm having surgery for and I'm really scared to death.