Back problems and returning to work

Patient : In january of 2009 i had lumbar surgery for a pintched nerve and ruptured disk.now i have to get surgery for a herniated disk. will it be safe for me to continue working.
Doctor :   Whether you will be able to continue working depends on the outcome of the surgery and the type of work you do. Herniate d disk surgery usually goes very well and patients can return to their normal activites after a relatively short recovery period.

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