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How Long Should I Wait To Start Working Out After Back Surgery
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 weeks: First and foremost you should talk to your surgeon regarding this matter. At the 2006 scoliosis reseach society per-meeting course, dr. John sarwark presented a chart for resuming activities following surgery and the recommendation for adults resuming sex was at 6 weeks. Again though you should check with your surgeon regarding his guidelines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Most patients require at least an hour in the recovery room, depending on the procedure and type of anesthesia. For more complex and multiple hour surgeries, it common to see longer times for the patients to fully emerge from anesthesia. With significant medical issues, there are patients who may be sent directly to an intensive care unit for recovery and extubation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
As long as indicates: Depends on several issues. Includes your use/abuse of medication & duration preop, the extent of your surgery & for what diagnosis it was done, whether there were any complications as well as how you are healing &/or fusing. Was there any nerve/spinal cord issues, was bone graft harvested & do you smoke. Are you getting any side effects from medication? The list goes on. Speak to your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It varies: It depends on how much irritation there was before surgery, how long it was there, and how much of those tissues were manipulated during that procedure. Many will improve quickly (days to weeks), others take months, and some never fully recover. Follow your surgeon's instructions, and ask questions if your recovery is delayed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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