I am day 24 post op now. The Neck is not sore, the wound is healed, and only a very very slight pain down the arm when rotating the neck all the way to one side.
I have been doing light weights in the gym, but now I am wondering:
- When is it ok to start putting the weights up to a point where I can get some muscle burn going? So long as there is no pain, is it ok to start lifting fairly heavy again?
And this leads me on to my second question:
- If the nerve is not fully healed yet, will it be good to stimulate the muscles this way, or will it be damaging, or will it be just plain fruitless?
I read somewhere that exercising the muscles can help the nerves recover, I didn't quite get that. But since there is no real way of telling if the nerve has healed or not, is it ok to just go ahead and start working out like nothing is wrong?