The average recovery time after a Coflex spinal implant ranges from a few weeks to a few months, reports Johns Hopkins. Patients who complete daily stretching exercises typically recover in less time.
Patients resume regular activities within two to four weeks after surgery, according to Mayfield Clinic. Patients must avoid lifting heavy objects or operating machinery until fully recovered. General pain and fatigue are common after surgery, but these gradually lessen during the recovery period.
To prevent future injury, patients need to practice good posture when sitting, standing and walking as well as reduce stress and maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen, suggests the Mayfield Clinic.