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recovery time herniated disc

trygstadgttrygstadg Posts: 3
edited 09/30/2014 - 10:35 AM in Recovering from Surgery
I am going to need a operation for two herniated discs.It is not going to need any fusion or any thing.I would like to know how long the recovery will take,and how many days of bad EDITED pain will their be
Gerald trygstad


  • Your surgeon should be able to advise you on recovery time. It will depend on what the procedure is. I've found that surgeons like to tell you 6 weeks but in reality it's 8 weeks or more. It also depends on what you do for work. I was given the all clear to work after 6 weeks but didn't feel up to it after a discectomy. This round after a fusion my surgeon won't give me the all clear for 3 months. Luckily I don't have to hurry back to work & have taken until the end of Jan off. Listen to your body and let it guide you. Doing too much too soon could increase the changes of a reherniation or slow your recovery progress.

    We all have different pain levels. From personal experience the pain level from my discectomy wasn't that bad, just found it hard abiding by the no lifting, bending or twisting.

    Microdiscectomy L5S1 January 2014
    Microdiscectomy L5S1 March 2014
    Fusion L5S1 11th August 2014
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