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How long will your back hurt after a discectomy in lower back?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Usually just ...

Usually this is just incisional pain of up to 2 weeks duration.
. If there was back pain equal to or worse than leg pain pre operatively, then you most likely will not get much improvement of your back pain and all bets are off if you are a smoker.

In brief: Usually just ...

Usually this is just incisional pain of up to 2 weeks duration.
. If there was back pain equal to or worse than leg pain pre operatively, then you most likely will not get much improvement of your back pain and all bets are off if you are a smoker.
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 8-12 weeks

That depends whatt kind surgery you have, some of them less that some of them more.

In brief: 8-12 weeks

That depends whatt kind surgery you have, some of them less that some of them more.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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