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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-18-2007, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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Ruptured C5,C6 In my neck

Happened in Jan. I had surgery 3 weeks ago, had a fusion done. I seem to be doing pretty well, really hasn't been a bad experience, besides not lifting. More then likely I did it during squats in my younger days putting the bar too high on my neck.

I bought a little weight set with 130lbs worth of 10lb plates, Iím doing everything dumbbells, military, fly's, bench, etc. I bought a adjustable bench for 40 bucks from Wal-Mart, it can adjust to incline, flat, decline and military. I miss the gym but this will do for now until I get my strength back in my left arm.
The ruptured disc pinched a nerve that ran down my arm so I lost 90% strength in my arm.

Just a little back ground on me, before this mess I was 210, I could hit sets of 10 with 225lb on bench and do 80lb dumbbells on military. Now im 190lb and struggle with 35lb dumbbells on military. Its amazing what a pinched nerve can do.

With the amount of weights I bought I can work back up to 65lb dumbbells which will do for now. I still have a long road ahead of me, I just figured I would share my experience with ya'll. God bless and good lifting..



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Good luck Scott.

I think C5 and C6 nerves control the tricep and bicep (C4-> shoulder, C5->bicep, C6->tricep, C8->finger... long time since A&P in college)

Time, patience, great attitude and lots of hard work is what it takes.

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Good luck Scott.

I think C5 and C6 nerves control the tricep and bicep (C4-> shoulder, C5->bicep, C6->tricep, C8->finger... Time, patience, great attitude and lots of hard work is what it takes.
and EVERYTHING below that level.
You can build up muscles that have undamaged nerves but, the muscle that the nerves are damaged to may take years to build back and only if the nerve regrows and starts firing that muscle cell
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