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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 »

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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 »

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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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Appropriate stretching and exercise can significantly speed up recovery from spinal surgery and help prevent recurring pain, according to Spine-health. In addition, exercise improves circulation and releases endorphins, ... 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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The cost of a single-level spinal fusion surgery depends factors such as the state in which the surgery is performed, the severity of the injury and the recovery time spent in the hospital. Spine-health gives a general r... More »

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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 »

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