It depends on your progress. Some patients do very well on their own without continued assistance from a physical therapist. Others will need someone to
come into their home for a few weeks to make sure they are doing the exercises properly and reaching their goals.
It depends on the individual. Someone who maintains an active lifestyle and has few medical conditions could easily have spine surgery into their 90s. An
individual with many medical problems and a sedentary lifestyle would be a higher risk at any age.