What to Expect After Herniated Disc Surgery

As with all surgeries, there is some recovery time after having herniated disc surgery. However, if you have a minimally invasive surgery such as laser spine surgery via the eDiscSculptTM Technique at Datta Endoscopic Back Surgery and Pain Center, that recovery time can be quite short and much more comfortable.

  1. Pain relief. With laser spine surgery, many patients experience pain relief as the procedure is being performed. With proper pain management, your recovery period shouldn't be painful, even in the beginning.

  2. A few slow days. The first couple of days after surgery are the most uncomfortable, and you won't feel up to much for at least a day or two.

  3. Steady improvement. Although there will be a few days during which your activity is limited, you can expect to feel progressively better each day after surgery.

  4. Physical therapy. Your doctor will probably recommend that you go through physical therapy to promote good posture and back strength. Even if you don't do formal physical therapy, you'll be directed to practice some at-home exercises.

  5. Follow-up appointments. You'll meet with your doctor at least once after surgery to remove your sutures and monitor your progress.

  6. Self-care at home after surgery. The key to a speedy, comfortable recovery is taking care of yourself. Get plenty of sleep, eat well, and become minimally active soon after surgery.

When you know what to expect after herniated disc surgery, you're better able to prepare for each part of the process. Call the Datta Endoscopic Back Surgery and Pain Center nearest you to learn more.

Dr. Sukdeb Datta of Datta Endoscopic Back Surgery & Pain Center is a highly regarded and widely published specialist in the fields of pain management and spine care. In 2016, Dr. Datta was once again selected for Super Doctors of New York, a listing of outstanding physicians from more than 40 medical specialties who have attained a high degree of peer recognition or professional achievement. This is Dr. Datta’s fourth consecutive year receiving this honor.

This blog is intended for informational purposes only and should not take the place of in-person medical treatment. The information conveyed here is not a medical recommendation. Consult Datta Endoscopic or your physician for a personalized medical diagnosis and treatment plan.

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