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A 66-year-old female asked:

What is the recovery period after a spinal stenosis decompression and fusion on all 5 lumbar vertebrae?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Wouldn't speculate: The recovery period itself will depend on a multitude of factors that only your treatment team will be aware of. These include you baseline health prior to the procedure. The duration & any complications during the procedure from surgery or the anesthesia. It will be influenced by your efforts during any rehabilitation. I would ask this of your treatment team.
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