Discectomy Pain

HHS – Patient Information Guide

An informative information guide for people considering a discectomy and post surgery guidelines.

Hamilton Health Sciences: Lumbar Discectomy Patient Information

Table of Contents

  • What is a discectomy?
  • Why do I need a discectomy?
  • After your surgery
  • The Pain Scale
  • When will I be ready to go home?
  • How long will it take for me to recover from my surgery?
  • Your healing and recovery process
  • How do I manage my pain?
  • How do I take care of my incision at home?
  • What activities can I do after my surgery?
  • Use proper posture and body mechanics
  • Ask your surgeon
  • Questions I have for my doctor about my activity
  • When will I see my surgeon again?
  • When you go home, call your surgeon if you notice
  • Parts of the spine