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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
15 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes you can.: Yes, following full recovery from surgery --- which can take anywhere from 4-weeks to 2-3 months, you will then be able to resume your sporting activi ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
YES: Many years ago joe montana proved that with a proper diagnosis, properly planned treatment protocol that included spinal surgery and aggressive physi ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Most sporfs are acceptable if one has a good result and is rehabed and continuing with an exercise priogram but ine should avoid raquet sports and a m ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes generally after : Twelve weeks postop and with appropriate rehabilitation and clearance from your surgeon.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Recurrent disc herniations rate is 15% and not related to activities i wouldn't take up power lifting ask your surgeon their opinion activity restric ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Weeks to Months: Generally most people can get relief from herniated disk pain doing the conservative care within 3-6 weeks. If it persists after that, it can take up ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
Please repost: Perhaps to try to let the disc herniation resolve spontaneously. Please repost and include the answer your surgeon gave you to this question; or if yo ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Physical Therapy: can relieve chronic low back pain as well as surgery. Go to the highest ranked Physical Therapy Dept in your locale. Usually takes 3 months. Good luck ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
How long, how much?: Nerve dysfunction including numbness, weakness and pain may not resolve immediately after surgery. This depends on factors such as age, length of time ... Read More

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