What to expect immediately after surgery for cervical herniated disc, recovery time.
After surgery, what is the cervical herniated disc recovery time? What happens after my surgery to treat the cervical herniated disc in my neck? How can I control the pain? Can I talk after surgery? Will there be a lot of pain? When can I see my family? How long does the pain last after surgery to treat the slipped disk? When can I eat? Dr. Seth Neubardt, one of New York’s best doctors, gives answers to these questions in this video about the cervical herniated disc recovery time and what to expect immediately after surgery.
What you will learn: Within 10 to 15 minutes after cervical herniated disc surgery you will be awake, can talk, and can see your family. You may have a sore throat and will feel neck pain from the surgery, but patients say it is not as bad as they expected. Within two to three days you will feel better, although those very sensitive to pain may feel it for about a week to 10 days. Cervical herniated disc surgery is not a very painful procedure, and if you handle pain well you could walk out of the hospital the same day without even taking a pain pill.
You may still feel a slight tingling and numbness for a while, and if you had weakness it could take months for that to improve – 6 to 12 months is possible. In most cases, you will begin to feel the strength coming back. Although you may always feel slight numbness and weakness, after surgery you should notice a significant decrease in the pain, numbness, tingling and weakness.
If, after watching the video, you still have questions about the cervical herniated disc recovery time, discuss them with your surgeon. To schedule an appointment with one of our leading spine surgeons, contact us.