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Cervical Disk Fusion Rehab and Lifting After


Anyone here have a cervical fusion and resume lifting to before injury levels? I woke up with a huge pain in my neck and back they eventually worked down my left arm to my fingers. What was the scariest was the loss of strength in my left arm It was living hell for a few months. I had a disk fusion of the C5/6.

Now that I have doctors blessing to begin working out Im noticing that my left arm is way weaker than my right. I was wondering if anyone experienced this and how was the outcome. Also did you have to modify your routine in any way ie: no squats, no over head presses...


It’s completely normal to be a lot weaker following surgery. A PT can guide you through exercises of the appropriate intensity to help re-develop strength.