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How long should I wait to start working out after back surgery?

How long should I wait to start working out after back surgery?

Backsurgery: After back surgery it's always good to check with your surgeon. At any rate try to remain active and mobile. ...Read more

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Back Surgery (Definition)

Any surg that enters the muscles & beyond. Usually means involving work on the bone structurs disks r considered back surgery. They include a multitude of procedures. 2 ...Read more


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How long should one wait to return to gymnastics after back surgery?

How long should one wait to return to gymnastics after back surgery?

Depends: Definitely depends on the type of surgery performed. Some back surgeries have little or no restrictions postoperatively. Many have restrictions on physical activities for 6-8 weeks. You should definitely ask your surgeon. Thanks for the question. ...Read more

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How long after back surgery (ruptured disc) should a woman wait to have sex?

How long after back surgery (ruptured disc) should a woman wait to have sex?

As soon as : As soon as she is comfortable and there are manuals and websites available to review information for post op patients as well as for patients with back problems who may not need surgery or choose not to have surgery. One should ask their surgeon but the level of pain postop is good guidance. ...Read more

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How long will it take to recover from back surgery?

How long will it take to recover from back surgery?

Ask your surgeon as: Factors including age, health, physical & mental condition at time of surgery as well as type & extent of surgery. Complications or their absence plays a role. Minimally invasive surgery v open surgery makes a difference as does the case if a revision surgery or if it includes a fusion v decompression. The approach of the surgery through the abdomen, chest, back or combination factors in too. ...Read more

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How long could it take to recover from back surgery?

How long could it take to recover from back surgery?

Depends on type : Fusion , micro disectomiies all vary widely 6weeks forcall surgery 6 months toayear for fusions. ...Read more

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Why does it take so long to recover from back surgery?

Why does it take so long to recover from back surgery?

Varies : It varies a lot based upon the type of surgery you had. Some surgeries have very little recovery at all, even as low as a few days. Others, such as fusions, may take even up to 6 months to fully recover. If it gets beyond that, you may need some more testing to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to have back surgery?

Please tell me how long it takes for to have back surgery?

Depends upon type: Assuming single level surgeries kyphoplasty 15-30 mins microdiskectomy-45-90 mins laminectomy-60-90 min lumbar fusion-90-120 mins cervical fusion/disk replacement 60-120 mins scoliosis fusion 180-600 mins. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover (say 90%) from back surgery?

How long does it take to recover (say 90%) from back 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. ...Read more

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How long should it take for nerves to heal after back surgery?

How long should it take for nerves to heal after back surgery?

Depends: This depends on how long & severe the compression was as well as the underlying "health" of the nerve-the age of the person, is diabetes involved, a vitamin deficiency, a prior injury or surgery to that nerve, toxic exposure- all play role in prognosis or ability of the nerve to "heal" over time. For most, pain is usually alleviated once nerve is decompressed, but neurologic recovery is variable. ...Read more

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How long after back surgery will someone start to feel better?

DEPEND: There are many different types of back surgery for many different problems. Younger individual tend to recover quicker than the older patient. You should speak to your surgeon regarding his/her patient experience for the type of surgery you will or has undergone. ...Read more

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