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What is the recovery like for lumbar spinal stenosis surgery?

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Dr. Mark Weston answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Inscional pain muscular spasm for6 weeks overnight in hosp , rest and hope for no complication you can't adjust healing speed with effort.

Answered Apr 29, 2017

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Dr. Thomas Dowling answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Several factors including one's health status & physical conditioning, any associated instability of the spine, whether obese &/or a smoker, any underlying diabetes or neuropathy, evidence of any peripheral vascular disease-but in general, when indicated appropriately , 85% success rate --generally 6-8 week recovery depending on number of levels involved in spine that has not had any prior surgery.

Answered Jul 22, 2018

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Dr. Kevin Vaught answered

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Usually 8-10 weeks. Most patients do very well. Check out spine-health.Com.

Answered Nov 25, 2013

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Dr. Edward Hellman answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

It varies tremendously based upon the nature of the surgery. Some really small decompression have very minimal recovery of even several days, a multiple level fusion may take several months. I would discuss directly with your surgeon if it got to that point.

Answered Jun 2, 2017

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