A 52-year-old member asked:
how long does it take to recover (say 90%) from back surgery?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Will Moorehead answered
51 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Depend: The recovery from spinal surgery depend on the nature of the operation. For discectomy, traditional open vs micro discectomy/microendoscopic (miss) , miss is shorter. Most patient return to full activity within 6 weeks. With a fusion procedure, recovery depend on number of levels involved and how vigorous the rehab program you actively participat in. It may vary anywhere from 12 wks to many month.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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