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How soon could one return to work after herniated disk surgery?

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Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Quickly

For sedentary type work activities you could return within 1 to 2 weeks.

In brief: Quickly

For sedentary type work activities you could return within 1 to 2 weeks.
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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 2-8 weeks

Recovering from disc surgery depends on the extent of disc protrusion and the type of surgery.
If a laproscopic procedure will do the job likely only a few weeks will be needed to recover, but if a laminectomy is done it may take a few months to heal.

In brief: 2-8 weeks

Recovering from disc surgery depends on the extent of disc protrusion and the type of surgery.
If a laproscopic procedure will do the job likely only a few weeks will be needed to recover, but if a laminectomy is done it may take a few months to heal.
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