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What can I expect after spinal cord stimulation surgery?

Dr. Michael E. Steuer, MD
Pain Medicine Specialist

After spinal cord stimulation surgery, you can expect to recover for about 6 to 8 weeks. During that time, you won't be allowed to bend, lift or twist. After recovery, you can slowly start to do normal activities. Walking is encouraged, starting with short distances for two weeks and then gradually increasing to 1 to 2 miles per day. A physical therapy program may be recommended.

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