It typically takes up to eight weeks to recover from herniated disc surgery, according to WebMD. Patients with office jobs can usually return to work in two to four weeks after surgery. Patients who have labor-intensive ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Problems during or after surgeries for herniated discs in the neck are rare, but occasional risks may include adverse reactions to the anesthesia, infection, chronic neck pain or heavy bleeding, reports WebMD. The wound ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

A bulging or herniated disc in the lumbar spine is treated with physical therapy, epidural injections and medications, according to Spine-health. Treatment is specific to the patient and depends on the length of time he ... More »

Preparing for herniated disc surgery begins before the day of the operation. Patients ready their homes for the recovery period, according to Mayfield Clinic. This includes removing throw rugs, placing non-slip strips in... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Health insurance, including Medicare, typically covers herniated disc surgery, according to CostHelper Health. Depending on the insurance plan, the cost of surgery, if covered by insurance, can range from $2,000 to $20,0... More » Business & Finance Insurance Health Insurance

During cervical spine surgery, the surgeon removes the disc through an incision in the front or back of the neck while the patient is under anesthesia, according to WebMD. Options for filling the space of the disc includ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Open-neck disc surgery is a traditional treatment option for patients suffering chronic pain associated with cervical spine problems, such as bone spurs or a herniated disc, and it involves making a cut in the neck's fro... More » Health Conditions & Diseases