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How long after decompression/spinal fusion surgery should nerve pain normally continue?

How long after decompression/spinal fusion surgery should nerve pain normally continue?

It varies: It varies from person to person, perhaps depending on the severity of the pressure, the time the nerve has been compressed, the amount of inflammation, and other variables. Some are blessed with immediate relief. For others, it take take a month or so for the pain to subside. Sometimes anti-inflammatory medicine may help speed the healing, but ask your doctor before taking or if no relief. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Spinal Fusion (Definition)

Surgery to cause two or more spine segments to be joined together through a growth of bone initiated by the placement of bone tissue or graft taken from the patient or from a donor source or even a manufactured source which could include: bone growth proteins and particulate structures that act as scaffolds for bone to grow on and may include implants or instrumentation ...Read more


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How long for a spinal fusion will heal?

How long for a spinal fusion will heal?

Healing Time: The process involved in a spinal fusion involves the growth of bone across a disc space and is influenced by your metabolism, type of bone graft, distance between the bones, and strength of the internal metal bracing. With current techniques, early fusion can occur by 3 months but may take up to 6 months. ...Read more

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How long for a spinal fusion to heal totally?

How long for a spinal fusion to heal totally?

Approximately 6mo: Similar to a surgically repaired extremity fracture, a spine fusion typically takes up to 6 months to fully consolidate. In a long fusion, such as in scoliosis surgery, the fusion mass is thought to continue to consolidate through the first year after surgery. ...Read more

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How long does recovery last for a spinal fusion?

How long does recovery last for a spinal fusion?

Varies: This varies as to the diagnosis, your age, the extent and location of your surgery, what type of procedure that was done, whether you smoke and jf this is not your first back surgery. However, on average, for a one level low back surgery, most fusions heal within 6 months. ...Read more

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How long after a spinal fusion can I return to activities?

Depends: Most activities within 6 to 12 weeks. Heavy lifting, bending, pulling, twisting may take longer. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a spinal fusion to heal?

How long is it supposed to it take for a spinal fusion to heal?

Helping fusion: There are several stages: initially, just getting over the surgery, then the initial muscle healing which can take 4-6 weeks, exercise and therapy to rebuild the muscles, over three to six months. It takes a year, or longer, for the fusion to mature. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for spinal fusion? How long will i be recovering after spinal fusion before i can resume normal activities? .

Varies: For a simple one level, back to every day activities is very early.Much longer to get back to heavy or strenuous activity, maybe 2-3 months. ...Read more

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How long will I be off work from having spinal fusion surgery?

Depends: It depends on what is required at surgery and what type of work you do. Most people can return to most activities within 6 to 12 weeks. ...Read more

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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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For how long is it normal to be in pain after spinal fusion surgery?

For how long is it normal to be in pain after spinal fusion surgery?

Varies greatly: Healing can take up to six months, and sometimes people will continue to have pain. Acute, post surgical pain should subside by three to six weeks, but many have lasting nerve pain afterwards. The important thing to remember is that the surgery was to prevent functional loss. Treating the pain is the next step to get back normalcy. Best of luck! ...Read more

Fusion (Definition)

A fusion gets rid of a joint or disk between to bones, getting the bones to join together with bone between them. If successful, it eliminates almost all the motion between the bones. Sometimes fusion simply occur as a result of disease, rarely from aging. Most of the time ...Read more