Hell everyone! I am Larry from NYC. I am new here. Trying to get some info on this topic. Maybe other people have went through or are going through the same thing as me? I am 42 years old and in very good shape. I was a High School athlete and College athlete. I also used to compete in bodybuilding from age 27 - 32. In 2004 I was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis. Which pretty much ruined my chance to take bodybuilding to a pro level. I lost the ability to contract certain muscles like my chest and triceps and the got very weak. I lost 50% of my pushing strength but this disease has never affected my legs. My muscles performance started coming back with treatment from my neurologist. But not 100%. I have always worked out the same. Like a bodybuilder/crossfitter.
Then in 2006 I was riding my motorcycle to work at 8:30am and was nearly killed by a wreckless car driver who cut me off on the highway, clipping my front tire. They never ever stopped. Just kept going. I was in the hospital for 5 weeks before being released. I had a right fractured scapula, right fractured clavicle, and neck injury. The Doctors thought my neck was broken. I had a brace on for a 4 weeks. For 2 months it hurt to turn my head left to right. Come to find out my neck wasn't broken but I think something in my neck was fractured. I had damage to my C7. Since 2003 I have had herniated disk to my L4 and L5 from my bodybuilding days of deadlifting and squatting too much weight.
Well since the motorcycle crash in 2006 my right shoulder, both triceps and the very center of my chest have atrophied about 70%. And my triceps are very weak! I am so embarrassed I will never take my shirt off in the gym locker room and I always wear long sleeves. I still have good strong biceps and great bicep strength but my triceps look like a Starbucks drinking teen and my right shoulder is nothing like the left. In my younger days I had shoulders that looked like melons. Now nothing on my right side. It gets me very depressed because no matter how much I workout or what I do they don't respond of come back. What can I do??