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How long should you wait after having a discectomy until you can begin to play golf again?
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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Depends
In general people can resume most activities almost immediately.
I usually tell people to limit heavy lifting, bending, twisting for about a month to let the soft tissues (skin, muscle) heal. Ask your surgeon for specific restrictions; if there was a large hole in the outer disk, more time for healing may be needed.

In brief: Depends
In general people can resume most activities almost immediately.
I usually tell people to limit heavy lifting, bending, twisting for about a month to let the soft tissues (skin, muscle) heal. Ask your surgeon for specific restrictions; if there was a large hole in the outer disk, more time for healing may be needed.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: For a lumbar
Procedure it would ideally be at least 12 weeks after surgery assuming no residual pain symptoms.

In brief: For a lumbar
Procedure it would ideally be at least 12 weeks after surgery assuming no residual pain symptoms.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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