To determine the type of surgery would require my evaluating the lumbar X-rays including flexion/extension and the MRI. The procedure could be as simple as a 2 level decompression to a lumbar decompression and fusion (TLIF). What level and side was the attempted injection?
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.