Several years ago I herniated two discs in my neck, and opted for cervical disc replacement of the two bottom cervical discs. I did not do fusion so I do have normal mobility in my neck including chin to chest and side to side.
Unfortunately I had delayed the surgery and suffered nerve damage in my right arm. Specifically the Right triceps. The second surgery alleviated issues with my left arm but conduction tests showed that most likely due to scar tissue build up... I do not get stimulation (I believe) the lateral head of my right triceps. Due to the lack of muscle simulation my upper chest is also lagging in development.
Recently I started working out again as I am tired of not training. I have the ability to do about 5 pushups before my right arm fails. I have been benching for a few weeks and am working with 135 lbs for ten reps. I am wondering if anyone has any rehab type work that may increase nerve issues...I had someone tell me that if I do high rep sets (in excess of 40-50) it would help regenerate nerve conduction to the affected area. I also had someone suggest massage to break up scar tissue.
I can still overhead press and bench but when the arm fails....that results in immediate collapse so I have to have a spotter once I start getting fatigued.