When fully recovered, most patients can expect to return to work — unless your type of work is not advisable for people with spinal injury. Anyway, you should discuss your situation with your doctor. In most cases physical activity is vital for better and faster recovery. But you should avoid any intensive activities, and pay attention to your feelings, especially pain.
The success of your treatment will strongly depend on how well you follow your spine surgeon’s instructions. As time passes, you will potentially experience a dramatic reduction in pain symptoms and a significant improvement in your ability to participate in daily activities.