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When can I return to work after having a lumbar discectomy?

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Dr. Stan Lee
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Depends

Most discectomy patients can return to a sedentary job within 3-6 weeks.
Patients with physical demanding jobs may require reconditioning afterwards and may have a slightly longer return to work.

In brief: Depends

Most discectomy patients can return to a sedentary job within 3-6 weeks.
Patients with physical demanding jobs may require reconditioning afterwards and may have a slightly longer return to work.
Dr. Stan Lee
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery

In brief: 2-6 weeks

To a degree, it depends on what you do at work.
It also depends on your surgeon's preference. In general, if your work is sedentary, you can usually return in 2-3 weeks. For moderate work, 4-6 weeks. For very strenuos work, 6-8 weeks.

In brief: 2-6 weeks

To a degree, it depends on what you do at work.
It also depends on your surgeon's preference. In general, if your work is sedentary, you can usually return in 2-3 weeks. For moderate work, 4-6 weeks. For very strenuos work, 6-8 weeks.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: What kind of work?

2 weeks fot sedentary work.

In brief: What kind of work?

2 weeks fot sedentary work.
Dr. Mark Weston
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