A 49-year-old member asked:
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how soon will i be able to lift weights after having surgery for the slipped discs in my spine?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
1 to 3 months: Your surgeon can guide you in your specific situation, but generally you need to let the soft tissues (disk, muscle, ligaments, skin) heal. That takes several months. Premature heavy lifting might cause another disk injury. Low impact aerobic activity helps recovery.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016

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