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How long should a person need to be off work after a cervical laminectomy?

How long should a person need to be off work after a cervical laminectomy?

It depend?: Iknow everyone recovers differently but in general the kind of job you do is big factor, wither you have complications or , what kind of procedure done. Let assume one disc is done with had wear (plate) and you do desk job you could go back to work in 4 weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Roh
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Laminectomy (Definition)

Surgical removal of the posterior roof of the vertebral bone of the spine which is labeled the lamina to access the pinal canal where the neural tissue is found and ...Read more


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How long should you be off work after a cervical laminectomy?

Job?: It certainly depends on what job you have and your duties. I usually keep my patients off at least 4 weeks depending on how many levels are done and what their job is. ...Read more

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How long does a person need to be off work after? Cervical laminectomy? Surgery?

How long does a person need to be off work after? Cervical laminectomy? Surgery?

Depends: The most important thing is the type of surgery you experienced. Was it a posterior surgery- a true laminectomy? How many levels were operated on? What is your job? The only person who can answer your question is your surgeon. Give his office a call and see what he says. You don't want to go back too soon and risk a failure of your surgery. ...Read more

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For how long should you be out of school with a thoracic vertebrae bruise?

For how long should you be out of school with a thoracic vertebrae bruise?

If no fracture. ..: ...any time. No reason 2 miss school. If it is painful 2 sit talk 2 Ur instructor & let him/her kno so U R allowed 2 get up & move around. ...Read more

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How long after a splenectomy would it be safe to go to a concert?

How long after a splenectomy would it be safe to go to a concert?

It's not the music..: ..It's the crowd that I am more concerned about. I would consider attending a concert about equivalent to driving--when your surgeon has given you clearance to drive, you are probably "good to go"--of course, you could ask him/her about concerts, as well, at that time. If the operation was done laparoscopically, a week may be adequate; if "open", two weeks may be more realistic. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for someone to get over a complete hystorectomy done laprascopically?

How long does it usually take for someone to get over a complete hystorectomy done laprascopically?

4-6 weeks: This depends very much on other medical issues that might make recovery more difficult, but i would assume, in your case, that you should plan to be off for 4-6 weeks. Talk to your doctor and ask this exact question. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for a diskectomy? How long does it take to recover from a diskectomy? When can I get back to normal activities and work? .

What is the recovery time for a diskectomy? How long does it take to recover from a diskectomy? When can I get back to normal activities and work?

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Recovery : Recovery time depends on the type of discectomy surgery you have, long long you have had the problem and the presence of nerve damage. Patients recover quicker from minimally invasive and endoscopic discectomy then traditional. People who have the problem longer or have nerve damage take longer to recover. Most people recover from surgery between a 2 to 12 weeks. Please see my health guide on lumbar discectomy. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long should it take to recover from a lumbar laminectomy?

How long should it take to recover from a lumbar laminectomy?

12 weeks in total : Ususlly you can return to all activities and sports after 12 weeks post operatively. ...Read more

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How long should I expect to be off work for after being diagnosed with a large saddle pulmonary embolism?

How long should I expect to be off work for after being diagnosed with a large saddle pulmonary embolism?

Depends: On how sick you were and how long your were hospitalized. How vigorous is your occupation? Guess would be 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long should I be out of work as a model after rhinoplasty?

How long should I be out of work as a model after rhinoplasty?

Depends on extent: This varies by individual and with the extent of bruising as well as the activities required for your job. With some simple tip procedures, you may be able to return working with head shots in 10 days but with more extensive procedures and work requiring physical posturing or activity, 6 weeks may be recommended. ...Read more

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How long should it take after a breast biopsy to get the results called to you?

How long should it take after a breast biopsy to get the results called to you?

Depends: This depends on who performs the biopsy: radiologist or surgeon. I take a more hands on approach and deliver results in my office, in person in 2-3 days after the biopsy. If you have not received notification in 3 days, I recommend calling the physician who performed the procedure. 8 out of 10 biopsies performed will have non-cancerous results. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long after getting a spinal fusion in the t12-l1 would I be able to go to classes?

Depends: Fusions can be done in different ways. A more minimally invasive procedure ( if appropriate) could have you back in 2-4 weeks. Other types could take months for recovery. Realize that the underlying problem that requires a fusion determines how extensive the procedure has to be. In addition, a t12-l1 fusion is an unusual place to need this type of surgery, so more info would be needed. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a lumbar laminectomy and work again?

How long does it take to recover from a lumbar laminectomy and work again?

Depends on: That depends on your age and health status and how conditioned or deconditioned you wree at the time of sugery and how many levels were involved in your surgery but generally 3 months. ...Read more

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After having a motorcycle accident how long after is it safe to get & adjustment? Which is better to seek treatment for this a do or a chiropractor?

After having a motorcycle accident how long after is it safe to get & adjustment?  Which is better to seek treatment for this a do or a chiropractor?

Need medical clear: I recommend a thorough evaluation of the spine and at least xrays to rule out any damage from the motorcycle before considering a manipulation that could aggravate any physical injury from the motorcycle accident. ...Read more

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After you get a lumbar injection, if it doesn't work, how long before it can be redone?

Lumbar injection: Depending on what you were injected with will determine how frequent it can be done. If it was a steroid injection, 4-6 months is what a patient must wait before getting another. ...Read more

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How long should I expect to be out of work after i get a dental implant? What is the recovery like?

How long should I expect to be out of work after i get a dental implant? What is the recovery like?

One day: Having a single dental implant placed takes minutes. The overall procedure takes no more than 45 minutes (often less) from the time you sit in the chair. I recommend taking the rest of the day off to rest. You should be able to return to work the next day without any problems. You may have minor soreness or irritation, but recovery should be a breeze! ...Read more

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Will you need a sling for a shoulder sprain and if so how long will you need a sling for?

Will you need a sling for a shoulder sprain and if so how long will you need a sling for?

Shoulder: It depends on severity of sprain and what was injured. Usually you stop using sling when there's no pain but should be combined with PT to preserve range of motion and avoid stiffness. ...Read more

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Hi-how much can the doctor know after a cervical colposcopy? Or he needs to wait a month for the lab result? Thanks

The results from: A colposcopy should come back within 5-14 days at the most , it should not take a month! the doc can get an idea by doing it but have to go by what the biopsy results are. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Roh
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Decompression Laminectomy (Definition)

Lamina is the back side wall of bony tunnel where spinal cord and nerves travel. It can be removed to eliminate pressure (decompression), if you ...Read more


Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more