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how long should it take for nerves to heal after back surgery

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: I assume you are talking of disc surgery, which the nerve involved. We have to consider two things. How chronic the painwas? How much the nerve injury ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Depends: This depends on how long & severe the compression was as well as the underlying "health" of the nerve-the age of the person, is diabetes involved, a v ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It varies: It depends on how much irritation there was before surgery, how long it was there, and how much of those tissues were manipulated during that procedur ... Read More
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Dr. Soren Singel
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Initial versus late: Wound healing initially 2 weeks. Then, nerves need to recover (may take months).
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
17 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: It can be normal to have some residual pain in the lower extremity after back surgery. You should notice less intensity in the pain and hopefully less ... Read More
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Dr. Stan Lee
Dr. Stan Lee answered
22 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Decompressive spine surgery for a pinched nerve involves manipulation of the nerves intraoperatively which can cause short term nerve discomfort after ... Read More
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Dr. Matt Malkin
15 years experience Anesthesiology
Advice as a patient: Experienced this firsthand. Don't despair. It gets better. I'm symptom-free 7+ years later. Even with success, you may still get occasional symptoms. ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
What kind?: Fusion discectomy or replacement how many levels defornity?
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Depends on type : Fusion , micro disectomiies all vary widely 6weeks forcall surgery 6 months toayear for fusions.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies : It varies a lot based upon the type of surgery you had. Some surgeries have very little recovery at all, even as low as a few days. Others, such as ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Depends upon type: Assuming single level surgeries kyphoplasty 15-30 mins microdiskectomy-45-90 mins laminectomy-60-90 min lumbar fusion-90-120 mins cervical fusion ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Depend: The recovery from spinal surgery depend on the nature of the operation. For discectomy, traditional open vs micro discectomy/microendoscopic (miss) , ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
15 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Depends on Type: Could be a few weeks to a few months, depending on what type of spine surgery was performed. Ask your surgeon to go over the specific surgery he/she i ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
6 to 8 hours: The time is variable and depends on the number of vertebra involved, the degree of curvature and associated developmental deformities and the surgical ... Read More

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