I had a fusion 5 weeks ago and my SIL is having a discectomy next Monday. I told her what my recovery was like but I am assuming recovery from a discectomy will be easier than recovery from a fusion.
Can someone tell me what she can expect in terms of pain and recovery. She is a VERY active person and used to walk many miles per day until the pain got so bad.
Also, anyone have both - can you compare the discomfort post-op and during the healing period for both procedures.