Recovery time after spine surgery depends on your particular situation, what type of surgery was performed, as well as your general health. Your initial recovery begins while you are still in the hospital as our physical and occupational therapists help prepare you for your return home. You will be able to take short walks while in the hospital, and need to gradually increase the distance and frequency of your walks once at home.
Your doctor will give you specific instructions on activity levels, including when you can resume driving and return to work. Depending on your surgery, your surgeon may prescribe physical or occupational therapy as a part of your ongoing care.