Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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The bottom line is what the fusion requirements are that is being addressed by surgery. In general, TLIFs are better than ALIFs due to the lack of the anterior approach through the belly and the ability to address the nerve roots.

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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.