I just wanted to share my situation and see if I can get some answers...I cant get anything from my doctors, other than the response "I don't know".
I went through a C5-6 C6-7 neck fusion in Oct 2009. I was involved in a work related vehicle crash. I experienced severe muscle spasams in my left tri-cep, left peck, and left lat. It continued for three days straight and was extremely painful. I ended up needing surgery which was put off due to my employer for approximately 6 months after the crash, and now approximately 16months later, I still have about 50% strength in the effected areas. I was pressing on a weekly basis, 250 for 3 sets of 10. I cant even do 90lb dumbells for a set of 8 now.
I had extensive muscle atrophy in my left peck and tri-cep. Thus brings my question....Is this nerve damage or just the normal process of rebuilding? I cant even get a good pump in my left peck now. My tri-cep gets really sore and stays sore for days after a workout. I am currently only using two supplements, Jacked 3d and Myofusion protein.
My doctor stated that after 18months post op, where I am strength wise is where I will be for life. I find this disturbing, due to the fact that my strength is not coming back and I am 2-3 months from that time.
Has anyone gone through this before? Any advice? Any supplement advice? I am getting worried that this may be the end of a 14 yr lifting binge......
Thread: Life after neck fusion.....