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how do patients do after laminectomy surgery?

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery 27 years experience
Very well: Laminectomy is a very successful surgery when performed for the correct indication. As with any surgery, if it's done for the wrong reason, it will not be successful. Find an orthospine surgeon or neurosurgeon with a great reputation whom you can trust and discuss it with him.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What is the recovery time after? Laminectomy surgery?

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery 27 years experience
Depends: It's not totally simple. How many levels were operated on? Why was it done? A good answer for you is that walking immediately after surgery is your best exercise. You will need at least 2-3 months before you attempt any vigorous exercise. Remember that with spine surgery, this is a marathon, not a sprint. Go low and slow with your activity to get the best result.

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