Am I allowed to move right after the artificial disc replacement surgery?
Your doctor will tell you when it is safe to start moving after the surgery and what activities you can engage in after you return home.
After the artificial disc replacement, you are actually encouraged to start moving as soon as you feel able to do so. You will be able to walk daily after you return home. Keeping mobile is not a risk factor unless you perform strenuous activities that could impair the surgery’s outcome.
Before you are discharged, your doctor will tell you what types of activities are safe for each stage of your recovery.
At your follow-up appointment, your doctor will understand how your recovery is going and based on this conclusion, some of the activity restrictions will be gradually eliminated.