The M.D. is recommending lumbar fusion. Specifically, a procedure known as XLIF.
Has anyone had this?
What can I expect?
What questions should I ask?
How long is the typical recovery for a 50 yr. old?
I felt rushed in the consultation and a little pressured to sign the forms for a January surgery date. I didn’t sign forms for the surgery just yet. I do feel strange that they would not give me the forms to take home and read at my leisure. Why can’t I take the forms home for reading? BTW, I’m going through Palo Alto Medical Clinic.
Any constructive input would be appreciated.