Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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The step-off is a result of a degenerative disc and degenerative facets (see degenerative spondylolisthesis). The step-off will be fused once the posterior fusion is solid. The actual displacement of the vertebra will not give you trouble once the fusion is solid.

Please keep us informed about your progress.

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.