How soon can I drive again after a microscopic lumbar discectomy?
Your doctor will tell you what aftercare recommendations are necessary after this surgery.
During your follow-up appointment, your doctor will let you know when it’s safe to resume driving. You need to fully recover and regain your coordination before you can drive again.
This activity requires certain movements like sudden twisting that can impair your recovery, and this is the reason why you should not resume driving until your doctor says you are able to do it.
The same applies to all the other activities that are part of your typical routine. Talk to your doctor about them and find out when it’s ok to resume them.
Until the second week following the procedure, most physicians suggest avoiding driving. Still, in general, you can get behind the wheel once you don’t feel pain in the sitting position and no longer require pain medication, as your doctor indicates. You should take great care to follow the instructions provided by your surgeon and how you should manage your pain.
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