Does anyone have advice about exercise prior to cervical spine surgery? I hate the muscle wasting and was very active in the gym until 6 weeks ago when my hand went completely numb. This is what caused me to seek medical treatment. C-4-7 seems to be the problem. I want to continue going to the gym but with my new symptoms of hand numbness I worry that I could cause medics herniations to become worse- possibly even causing paralysis? Am I being paranoid? Is this possible? Thanks for any advice you can give.