Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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If you already have a fusion from C3 to C7 and another fusion from T4 to the sacrum with a failure of the T4 vertebra, the the proper procedure is to fuse C7 to T4, especially if you have osteoporosis. You could still try the facet blocks and RFA prior to committing to the fusion.

Dr. Corenman

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Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.