I ruptured a disc in my back in nov of 2009. Due to the awesome team work of work comp and ups, I just had surgery on 3/4/2010. The surgeon ups/work comp sent me to said that I would be out for another 6 months to a year, depending on how I heal and what not. Ups and work comp have booth said no problem, just get healthy then come back to work. So, should I be concerned? I had this same surgery in 2006 and was only out for 6 weeks. The work comp laws may have changed reguarding this type of injury/surgery, but I cant find that information anywhere. It was L5/S1 disc and they did a discectomy. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.