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How long does it take to recover (say 90%) from back surgery?
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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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