I am 16 days post op for a C5-6 posterior microdiscectomy.
I think that my arm is feeling a bit better, a little less heavy. What I am wondering now is: The muscles that wasted away somewhat during the 2 months before surgery.... Do they come back? I think they must have some function because I have full ROM and I can use the arm against weights although nowhere near as strong as before. But the muscles have definitely shrunk alot compared to my normal arm. If the muscles are working, does that mean they will come back? Or is the shrinking permanent?