So I'm 4 weeks post op and the arm pain is still there. I don't know if I made it worse by having to drag my 5 five year out of a grocery store because he was being a pain or if this is just going to take more time for the nerves to heal. What are your thoughts? I see my neurosurgeon on Wednesday. I hope he tells me I don't have to wear the brace anymore and that all I need is pt to loosen up the muscles. I do feel very stiff because of this brace. I'm starting to feel that this surgery was for nothing. I know I need to relax and just realize that this may be a lot slower recovery.