How long will it take to recover from back surgery?

Ask your surgeon as. Factors including age, health, physical & mental condition at time of surgery as well as type & extent of surgery. Complications or their absence plays a role. Minimally invasive surgery v open surgery makes a difference as does the case if a revision surgery or if it includes a fusion v decompression. The approach of the surgery through the abdomen, chest, back or combination factors in too.

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How long could it take to recover from back surgery?

Depends on type . Fusion , micro disectomiies all vary widely 6weeks forcall surgery 6 months toayear for fusions. Read more...
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! Read more...

How long does it take to recover (say 90%) from back surgery?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...