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My husband had a discectomy on his neck tuesday. How long will the post-op pain last?

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Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: A few Weeks

He should be better in a couple of weeks.

In brief: A few Weeks

He should be better in a couple of weeks.
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Dr. Greg Khounganian
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: A few weeks

The initial pain should start to improve over the next week or two.
However, there may be continued residual pain that slowly diminishes over the next month or so. It also depends on the approach. If it was done from the front versus the back of the neck. The front approach improves faster typically.

In brief: A few weeks

The initial pain should start to improve over the next week or two.
However, there may be continued residual pain that slowly diminishes over the next month or so. It also depends on the approach. If it was done from the front versus the back of the neck. The front approach improves faster typically.
Dr. Greg Khounganian
Dr. Greg Khounganian
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