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Axialif surgery on L5-S1

bedridden for years due to being rear ended in car.  I had 4 surgeries on spine and sacroiliac joints but last caused najor pain in lower back and sacrum.  
I went thru Physio therapy but helped just a little
i am desperate to be able to move and not have take strong meds and lay on clay ice packs 24/7
has anyone had Axialif surgery on L5-S1 and if so how did it work out for you?


  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 6,359
    hello sunflower

    welcome to spine-health

    i am so sorry you have had to live this way for years. i am not aware of anyone lately that has had the axialif surgery.
    but, if you don't mind, i am going to give a description of this type of surgery from what i found from research. this  will help other members that are not aware of this procedure to join in on this conversation .
    axialif-axial lumbar interbody fusion-minimally invasive approach to traditional lumbar fusion procedures. it is done in line with your spine, just below your tailbone. it is done perpendicular to your intervertebral disc.
    used to restore disc height in those dis spaces and to stabilize the spine.
    benefits: less scaring - less blood loss - less risk of infection - quicker return to work - can be performed as outpatient. 

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