The Back Beat »

Back in the game: Bill Walton celebrates 5 years since XLIF® surgery

On the fifth anniversary of his XLIF surgery, NBA Hall-of-Famer and Patient Ambassador Bill Walton shares his story of chronic pain, back surgery, and paying it forward. Continue reading

XLIF® Animation

The XLIF (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) procedure is a minimally disruptive approach to traditional lumbar interbody fusion. Continue reading

Back to Basics: What is “spondylolisthesis”?

Spondylolisthesis is a condition in which one spinal segment has slipped over another, often compressing a nerve and causing pain. “Spondy” means “spine” and “listhesis” means “to slip.” Continue reading