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I broke my back a month ago can I return to work at my desk job and should I be doing some walking for pain relief

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faramarz Hidaji
28 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
7-10 days: Even with a minimally invasive small incision technique (laparoscopy) you will have some abdominal soreness. Getting up from a sitting position will b ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Facelle
41 years experience General Surgery
Yes.: Expect to be tired and sore. Take Ibuprofen 600mg/ 6hrs for pain.
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Few days to weeks: Every one recovers from surgery differently. Most people return back to light work in 1-2 weeks after laparoscopic surgery, but I have had some return ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Leg pain: Have your circulation checked by a health clinic. Do you have low back problems? That can refer to your legs.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Keep exercising: Whatever your job is, you need exercise, so increase the energy expenditure if you are more sedentary. As always, portion control and watch the weight ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience General Surgery
Usually Yes: Everyone has a different tolerance for pain and recovery. Usually for my patients that undergo laparoscopic appendectomy, they can return to work as s ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Awfully soon: I would advise a little more rest but this is best discussed with your surgeon.
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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Percutaneously?: Not sure if your procedure is percutaneous or open? Assuming it's not open heart surgery and that you have no complications, you'll be back at your de ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
33 years experience Neurosurgery
2-3 wks: take your time recovering
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Most likely: however it depends on response to the treatment. Most patient will feel enough relieve to restart work. However duration of response is variable
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Widman
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
Back: This is difficult to answer as i don't know what you do such as heavy labor vs. Desk job. Stretching before and after work can be helpful. How you si ... Read More
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