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How can I speed up my recovery after an artificial disc replacement procedure?

Most patients recover relatively fast after artificial disc replacement. While you are in the hospital, we will provide you with all the necessary instructions that will help you maximize your recovery.

After you are discharged from the hospital, you will begin your home recovery according to your doctor’s guidelines.

Following artificial disc replacement, you will be able to get up and start walking on the same day. During your recovery, you should be walking every day and increase the length gradually. Avoid lifting heavy objects for at least one month after the surgery. You will also be instructed to avoid certain movements that can put too much strain on your back.

During your first follow-up visit, your doctor will tell you what restrictions can be eliminated and what activities you can resume.

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