What is Cervical Spine Physical Therapy?

Category: Physical Therapy


Physical therapy (PT) is a component of rehabilitation to build strength, mobility and fitness. PT may be used short term after an injury or long term following traumatic injury or serious illness such as a stroke to regain as much independence and functioning as possible.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Neck pain 4 1
Degenerative disc disease 3 0
Improve flexibility/strength 2 4
Pain in lower back 2 1
Accidental fall 1 0
Cervical spinal stenosis (neck) 1 3

Show all 8 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 4
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cervical Spine Physical Therapy

Side effect Patients
Lumbar stenosis 1
Pain 1

Why patients stopped taking Cervical Spine Physical Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 6
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 1
See all 8 patients who've stopped going to Cervical Spine Physical Therapy


Stopped going to Cervical Spine Physical Therapy

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 0
Not specified 3
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2 patient evaluations for Cervical Spine Physical Therapy

Jul 13, 2011 (Started Jun 07, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve flexibility/strength)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 90 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: Ws taught what I can do t home

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 21, 2009 (Started Sep 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain in lower back)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in shoulder(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for neck pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (lumbar stenosis)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: This treatment for my neck/cervical spine was helpful. But, it caused my already lumbar pain to go from 9 on a scale of 1-10 to 10. My neck muscles are so tight that when the therapist manipulated my neck muscles the pain traveled down to my lower back. I gain moderate mobility in my neck, but when it was time to get up off the bed I needed help due to the severe pain in my lower back. I could barely walk after the treatment. I walked like someone that was just injuried. So this treatment had some positive, and negative. I received my last treatment on September 16, 2009. I stopped taking this therapy because OWCP stopped paying for it.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: lumbar stenosis

  • 0 helpful marks
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