Recovery Time After Back Surgery

Alexandra Turcios, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner with Baptist Health Neuroscience Center, tells her patients the first time after the surgery will be very challenging, because they will feel pain, but this is going better through the days. She considers six weeks such an ideal recovery time after the surgery. She advises her patients, during this period, no lifting more than 10 pounds, no twisting, and no bending with their backs, no overexertion of activities.

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