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

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations

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 shoulders)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for neck pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (lumbar stenosis)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 260 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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