I had c6-c7 ACDF surgery 12 weeks ago. I opted for surgery as I lost the use of about 85% of my left triceps due to nerve root compression and was hoping to regain my strength. Since my surgery, I have been diligent with physical therapy and weight bearing exercises to build strength in my left triceps. This has helped to some extent. To date, my left triceps are at about 35% capacity compared to roughly 15% presurgery and it is regaining some bulk lost to atrophy. While I am happy that I made this gain, I find that I am getting frustrated with my rate of progress and am wondering if this is it or if others have had different outcomes. I would be happy learn what type of post op experience people have had in regaining muscle strength following a cervical herniation that caused muslce weakness in their arm. Thanks for your comments.