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WHEN TO RESUME WORK AFTER ARTIFICIAL CERVICAL DISC REPLACEMENT SURGERY?

On average, artificial disc replacement recovery time takes about 3-5 weeks; however, artificial disc replacement recovery time varies from patient to patient. Many patients can return to light activities and desk work within 1 week, but a few may not be at full activity level for up to 3 months. Importantly, since the vertebrae do not need to fuse together after artificial disc replacement surgery, recovery time is shorter than it is for spinal fusion surgery. https://www.thewaltoncentre.nhs.uk/patient-leaflets/cervical-discectomy/451507

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