How Long Will I Be Out of Work After Herniated Disc Surgery

When faced with the prospect of herniated disc surgery, many people worry that the time off work will prohibit them from getting surgery. This fear is understandable, since herniated disc surgery was once a major procedure that entailed a minimum of several weeks away from work. Fortunately, that is no longer the case. Minimally invasive laser spine surgery allows you to return to work quite quickly after the procedure.

If you have a desk job, you can expect to feel up to going back to work within a week. This gives enough time for you to start rehabilitation, and for your wounds to heal. To minimize your time away from work, you might consider schedule the surgery so that a holiday will fall during your downtime. In addition, you should make sure not to schedule the surgery around any major deadlines.

If you have a physically strenuous job, you won't be able to return to work so quickly. You need to fully heal before returning to exercise or a physically strenuous job, usually a minimum of 4 to 6 weeks. However, if you have a herniated disc that needs surgery and also have a physical job, chances are that the disc would cost you much more than a few weeks in lost wages in the long run.

In fact, people with any job usually observe an increase in work productivity after undergoing herniated disc surgery, helping to make up for the small amount of time you'll need to take off. Concentration in addition to physical ability increases, and you are more relaxed and well-rested. Treatment doesn't just benefit you on a pain level, but also all aspects of your life.

To learn more about how to get minimally invasive surgery for your herniated disc, please click below or call the Datta Endoscopic Back Surgery and Pain Center at (646) 374-1799.

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