A 47-year-old member asked:
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why does it take so long to recover from back surgery?

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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 fusions, may take even up to 6 months to fully recover. If it gets beyond that, you may need some more testing to make sure nothing else is going on.
Answered on Aug 14, 2018

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