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Dr. Corenman,
I’ve decided that L5-S1 fusion is on my horizon. With the DDD and retrolisthesis at L5S1, conservative treatment has not worked. A recent RFA provided no relief in symptoms. Some days, I feel great other days it’s aggravating pain. I’m tired of the cycle. I’ve had numerous consultations with neurosurgeons within the last year and some have recommended a TLIF fusion. The most recent surgeon that I have consulted with believes a PLIF is the best approach considering my spine condition at that level along with my lifestyle expectations post surgery. Are there advantages or disadvantages of either. Why the differences in approaches by the surgeons? Any help in clarification would be greatly appreciated. I appreciate this forum and the time you devote to answering questions.
Thank you.