Hi everyone. I had ACDF (c-3 - 7)surgery on 8-6. I'm recovering fine from the surgery, but had a very rare complication. My left arm/shoulder cannot be lifted and am told that when my dr. came upon c-5 disc he said everything exploded and the nerves popped. I am receiving OT 3 x a week at home but am wondering when can I expect to see any kind of improvement at all? I can't even brush my hair! If anyone has had this happen to them, please, please email me. I'm really concerned. Thank you.