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I had a severe herniation in C6-7 about 2 months ago.

Hi. I had a...
Hi. I had a severe herniation in C6-7 about 2 months ago. Conservatively treated. Pain has resolved, but have no improvement in muscle strength.
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: Is there any hope for improvement? Are there any benefits to isolated strength training to nerve regeneration? What are your thoughts on stem cell, HGH, and BPC-157 to improving regeneration?
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Health male. 44 years old.
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The best results would be from physical therapy which would entail;

Stretching exercises

Strengthening exercises

Exercises with weight.

Also electrical stimulation would help in muscles strength and nerve regeneration.

Hope this helps you.

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Customer reply replied 30 days ago
I know that regeneration occurs slow (1"/month).If C6 is ~8" from the tricep, does this mean it will take 8 months to heal?Should I have expected to see improvement by now?

Yes, this may take almost 6 months for complete recovery.

Many times it may be slightly faster.

In 2 months, if physical therapy has been very extensive; around 20% improvement would be seen.

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Customer reply replied 29 days ago
It's helpful. I can wait 6 months. My biggest fears are permanent damage. I'm a semi-pro rockclimber.I suppose it's impossible to give a percent chance of full recovery?

It is based on incidence.

Almost all will get more than 95% previous strength or more.

This has got a good prognosis.

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