Continued activity and exercise following lumbar fusion surgery, with the discretion of a physician or physical therapist, aids in recovery, explains Spine-health. Stretching promotes flexibility, and short walks prevent... More »

It is possible to experience pain and discomfort after a spinal fusion, but the pain is typically manageable with medications, according to Mayo Clinic. Signs of infection that require immediate medical attention include... More »

Recovery from spinal fusion surgery takes a minimum of three to four months and may continue more than a year after surgery for complete bone healing, according to MedicineNet. Young, healthy patients with sedentary jobs... More »

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The recovery time after spinal fusion ranges from eight months to two years, says Spine-health. The healing time depends on factors such as the extent of the patient's injury, whether he kept to a regimen of exercise and... More »

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