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How long does it take to recover from surgery on a herniated disk?

How long does it take to recover from surgery on a herniated disk?

2-6weeks: Definition of recover vary leg pain improves within days muscular backache follows fo 6 weeks.Or longer. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Bulging Disk (Definition)

Wear and tear can cause degeneration in the vertebral column, and cause discs to deteriorate. The supportive basket, nucleus fibrosis develops small tears. A bulge is minimal perhaps a few millimeters, and is clinically insignificant, but additional disc displacement such as protrusion or herniation may compress ...Read more


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How long does it take to recover from herniated disk surgery on the neck?

How long does it take to recover from herniated disk surgery on the neck?

Quick: Arm pain is gone usually within days. Sore throat and swallowing probs disappear in first week or two in most. Healing allows light activities for most in first week or two. Brace discontinued immediately if short fusion and plate/screws used; 6 weeks later if no plate. Medium activities after 6 weeks. I allow heavy activities 3-6 months postop including contact sports. ...Read more

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How long does take to recover from a herniated disk?

How long does take to recover from a herniated disk?

Varies: It is highly variable. I have seen people recover in as little as a couple of months to some who take over a year to recover. There is really no way of predicting with any accuracy. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from spine surgery?

Varies: It varies tremendously. Some of the minimally invasive surgeries that we do have little if any down time. Other, much more extensive spinal surgeries may have recoveries that extend to several months. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take to recover from spinal fusion surgery?

How long does it usually take to recover from spinal fusion surgery?

How extensive?: Full bone healing can take up to a year, depending on the technique and materials used. Recovery from surgery can be in a few months for smaller, less extensive operations. However, long segment fusions can take much longer to recover from. ...Read more

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How long does it generally take to recover from spinal fusion surgery?

Weeks to months: Recovery from a spinal fusion can be considered in two phases. The first would be a recovery from the pain of the procedure, which varies based upon the surgical approach used, the number of levels fused, and the associated pathologies treated. This takes about 2 to 4 weeks. The second phase, which is the actual bone healing, takes about a minimum of 5 months to occur clinically. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from scoliosis surgery?

How long does it take to recover from scoliosis surgery?

3 months to 1 year: There are multiple types of scoliosis. Recovery depends on your age, the location of the surgery, the number of levels fused, your bone quality, and the type of surgery. This question should be discussed with your surgeon as the answer varies quite a bit depending on the exact cause of the scoliosis, many patient factors, and the type of surgery performed. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to recover from laminotomy lumbar surgery?

How much time does it take to recover from laminotomy lumbar surgery?

8-12 weeks: It usually takes 6 weeks to make the majority of the recovery. Usually full recovery in 8-12 weeks. Check out Spine-health.com. ...Read more

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How long will it take to heal from a herniated disk?

How long will it take to heal from a herniated disk?

75% in 2-12 weeks: 90% of disc herniations are treated without surgery. Most get better within 12 weeks. This is why 12 weeks of non op care is recommended as most will get better or be improving during this time period. The next 15% take longer and 10% are treated by surgery. There is a 5% recurrence rate with or without surgery of another disc or same disc herniating. ...Read more

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How long does a slipped disk take to heal completely?

Usually 3 months: Usually 3 months is the time necessary to heal a herniated disk. Hopefully all the symptoms will be better by then and the disk can scar down without herniating again. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover fron herniated disc and bone spir surgery?

How long does it take to recover fron herniated disc and bone spir surgery?

Hard to say: The recovery time depends on the type of surgery you'll have. If it's a minimally invasive surgery, it may be a few weeks. If it's a fusion surgery, it may take much longer than that. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from neck surgery?

How long does it take to recover from neck surgery?

Depends what surgery: Most of the common neck surgery require very brief time to recover , will go home same day or next day some like radical neck resection, laryngectomy ( removal of voice box ) will take wks even months as they require extensive post op rehabilitation, like voice training stomal care etc ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from laminotomy?

How long does it take to recover from laminotomy?

6-10 weeks: Depending upon the surgical techniques........ If microsurgery than 2-3 weeks if open 4-8 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a slipped disc?

Varies: With or without surgery, the recovery for a "slipped disc" disc protrusion is highly variable. On average in my experience it can take an average of 3-6 months to recover. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from neck disectomy and hardware replacement surgery?

How long does it take to recover from neck disectomy and hardware replacement surgery?

Long time: Even though skin wound heals quickly, bone healing can take longer time upto 6to 12 months. ...Read more

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How long does it typically take to recover from meniscus repair surgery?

How long does it typically take to recover from meniscus repair surgery?

Crutches for 6 weeks: Most meniscal repair surgeries, whether done open or arthroscopically, require up to 6 weeks of limited weight bearing with crutches. Most surgeons allow at least the weight of the foot to touch the ground during that time. Physical therapy is geared at working on quadriceps function/strength and limited knee motion from 0-90 degrees. Bracing in extension for ambulation may be indicated as well. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from arthroscopic shoulder surgery in general?

How long does it take to recover from arthroscopic shoulder surgery in general?

6-12 weeks: The time it takes to recover varies considerably depending on the person and the actual procedures done during the surgery. Arthroscopic surgery can be a simple bone spur removal or an extensive repair of a massive rotator cuff tear. In generally people are pretty sore for 2-3 weeks requiring narcotic pain meds. Most are in a sling for 6 weeks and require physical therapy 2x/week for 4-8 weeks. ...Read more

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How long could it take to recover from cervical spine fusion?

How long could it take to recover from cervical spine fusion?

3 months: Assuming a proper work-up has been done and conservative care has failed, most patients do very well from a single level cervical fusion. Average time for a complete recovery is 3 months. Check out spine health.Com. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from knee arthroscopy surgery?

How long does it take to recover from knee arthroscopy surgery?

1-6 weeks: For meniscus surgeries in an otherwise healthy patient in excellent condition, the arthroscopy does not need too much time to recover from. I have had patients walk out from surgery and never turn back. However, patients are often deconditioned because of the injury. This causes muscle (especially quads) weakness and inhibition that takes longer to recover from. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Lumbar (Low Back) Herniated Disk (Definition)

A herniated disk is a medical condition in which the gel like disk between the bones of the spine squeezes out of its center position. ...Read more