The timeframe to go home following spine surgery depends on your individual surgery type, overall health and healing progress toward short-term recovery goals.
For some procedures, spine surgery is done on an outpatient basis. This means that you could go home the same day. In other situations, you may be in the hospital for a few days to a week depending upon your healing progress. Your doctor will likely prescribe painkillers and a back brace and maybe additional assistive devices.