Will You be Walking the Same Day as Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

There are many benefits of minimally invasive spine surgery, especially when compared to a traditional open back procedure.

At the top of the list is a smaller incision, coupled with less potential of damage to the surrounding area. With this in mind, you will spend less time recovering after minimally invasive spine surgery.

Here’s one of the most common questions associated with this procedure: is it possible to walk the same day?

While this depends on a variety of factors, including the actual procedure and your overall level of health, the answer is yes. In many cases, patients find themselves walking a few hours after minimally invasive spine surgery. Even if you have to wait a bit longer, there is a good chance that you will be on your feet by the next day.

For many, this is reason enough to give minimally invasive spine surgery a closer look.

With traditional open back surgery, it’s not out of the question to be laid up in a hospital bed for several days or longer (if there are complications). As a result, you have to put your life on hold for a longer period of time – and that’s not something that anyone wants to do.

If you have reason to believe that minimally invasive spine surgery is right for you, contact our office to setup a consultation. From there, we can discuss your options and answer your questions, such as how long it will take you to recover.