I ruptured C5-C7 and it has really been difficult to deal with. I was a competitive bodybuilder trying to prepare for my biggest show which was at the nationals. This is only 1 step from earning a pro card. Anyway, I lost a huge amount of strength and size in my left side. It is still so far behind that I am coming to terms that I can't get back to the level I was expecting. My surgeon said I would and I have busted my hump. I am just a little disappointed and was hoping to get some good input from others. Thanks for having me!!