Hello everyone! I am about 9 weeks out of a discectomy laminectomy for a very large disc extrusion. I can't seem to get an answer from doctors for my hysical therapist and i was just wondering. why there is the six to eight week limit to no bending lifting and/or twisting ? from what I've heard things tight ring around the disc will always have that same hole in it, so why is 3 weeks different from 12 weeks etc if there's always going to be that hole? I'm just trying to figure out what makes it safer to Bend, lift and twist later? Is something physically different after six or eight weeks? Many magny thanks !