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Recovery time for an open discectomy is between six and eight weeks for individuals who have jobs that require heavy lifting or operating machinery, according to the North American Spine Society. Those who have less phys... More »

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With the patient under general anesthesia, the surgeon performs a lumbar discectomy of the spine by making an incision in the patient's back; removing the lamina, or bone at the backside of the spinal canal; retracting t... More »

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Recovery time following L5 S1 discectomy occurs gradually, and most patients return to sedentary work within two to four weeks or physical labor in about four to eight weeks, explains WebMD. Walking around frequently in ... More »

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After undergoing a kyphoplasty, the patient should avoid strenuous activity, such as heavy lifting, for a minimum of six weeks, according to Spine-health. If the patient has permission to leave on the day of the surgery,... More »

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A discectomy is a surgical procedure that removes lumbar herniated disc material in the lower back, says WebMD. This material generally presses on the spinal cord or a nerve root. Doctors usually perform a microdiscectom... More »

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