What you should you expect following a discectomy
According to advice put out by the West Hertfordshire Hospitals, NHS trust unit, you will feel bruised in your lower back but local anaesthetic will be administered to try and minimise this bruising.
“The wound will be closed with dissolvable stitches, so there will be no stitches that need to be taken out,” explains the health body.
You will be in hospital for one to two nights, and during this time nurses will explain how you need to look after your wound.
“For the first six weeks you will need to take things easy and avoid heavy lifting, as well as any prolonged sitting and standing and you
should limit activity to gentle walking and stretches,” it adds.