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How long does recovery last for a spinal fusion?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery

In brief: Two components

Most people are back to most activities within 6 to 12 weeks.
Full recovery can take up to a year or more.

In brief: Two components

Most people are back to most activities within 6 to 12 weeks.
Full recovery can take up to a year or more.
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Dr. Seth Zeidman
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