Beyond causing intermittent or chronic pain, nerve compression acts as one of the most noticeable symptoms of conditions like Spondylolisthesis, Degenerative Disc Disease and disc herniations. With so many people suffering from lower back pain it is important to not only understand the root of this pain and the mechanism through which the pain travels, but perhaps more importantly, the available treatments for these conditions.
For many patients suffering from lower back pain, the procedure known as Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) can be a possible treatment.
In the following post we will explore the details and step-by-step procedure of the Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion, as well as how it differs from other Interbody Fusion procedures. We will take a closer look at the spinal conditions treatable by a TLIF and explore both the risks and benefits of this procedure.