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How long could it take to recover from back surgery?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Depends on type

Fusion , micro disectomiies all vary widely 6weeks forcall surgery 6 months toayear for fusions.

In brief: Depends on type

Fusion , micro disectomiies all vary widely 6weeks forcall surgery 6 months toayear for fusions.
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Dr. Carl Spivak
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: 1 week to 1 year

Recovery depends on the type of spine problem, how many levels involved, the location, surgical approach (open vs minimally invasive vs endoscopic), type of surgery (disk removal vs fusion) your health, your neurological status (weakness, etc).
Endoscopic disk surgery usually takes 3-4 weeks, but varies from 1 to 12 weeks. Good luck!

In brief: 1 week to 1 year

Recovery depends on the type of spine problem, how many levels involved, the location, surgical approach (open vs minimally invasive vs endoscopic), type of surgery (disk removal vs fusion) your health, your neurological status (weakness, etc).
Endoscopic disk surgery usually takes 3-4 weeks, but varies from 1 to 12 weeks. Good luck!
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