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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 » Health Pain & Symptoms

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases
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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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

Patients who undergo spinal fusion surgery may start swimming following a 6-week recovery period, according to Patients, however, should avoid diving or jumping into a swimming pool to prev... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Although joining of the vertebral bones after spinal fusion surgery takes about six weeks, full recovery from the procedure takes about three to six months. Recovery time depends on the age, overall health and physical c... More » Health Conditions & Diseases