A member asked:

How long does recovery last for a spinal fusion?

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Dr. Seth Zeidman answered

Specializes in Neurosurgery

Two components: Most people are back to most activities within 6 to 12 weeks. Full recovery can take up to a year or more.

Answered 8/9/2016



Varies: This varies as to the diagnosis, your age, the extent and location of your surgery, what type of procedure that was done, whether you smoke and jf this is not your first back surgery. However, on average, for a one level low back surgery, most fusions heal within 6 months.

Answered 12/17/2017



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