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Changes in Isometric Strength and Range of Motion of the Isolated Cervical Spine


    This research study included patients with non-spinal cord injuries of the cervical spine. Patients engaged in strength and range of motion exercises and were observed over the period of the study. The goal of the study was to analyze the progress throughout the rehabilitation. The considerable improvement in strength is recorded in the study.


    The field of clinical rehabilitation for cervical spine conditions has witnessed significant advancement in recent years, capturing the attention of healthcare professionals who are deeply intrigued by various aspects of cervical motion, particularly range of motion. Utilizing thorough assessments, studies are conducted to gather comprehensive information. This particular study aimed to assess the diverse strength levels and ranges of motion among patients with non-spinal cord injuries of the cervical spine, with the overarching goals of enhancing their strength, evaluating the efficacy of interventions, and ensuring high-quality testing protocols.

    Ninety patients, categorized into three distinct groups, participated in an 8-week strength testing and training program. Prior to the assessments, all patients underwent thorough evaluation by healthcare physicians or surgeons. The assessments and training were carried out using the MedX Medical Cervical Extension Machine, which provided precise measurements of each patient’s range of motion and strength, represented as the ‘strength curve.’ This data was then used to tailor dynamic exercise programs for each patient, ensuring optimal rehabilitation outcomes. Rigorous training was provided to patients to ensure accurate use of the equipment. Following each session, patients rated their pain levels on a scale from 0 to 10.

    The results revealed significant improvements in strength across all positions when analyzing the entire cohort. Further analysis through subgrouping demonstrated notable progress in both males and females, including substantial reductions in perceived pain levels across the board. These findings underscore the positive impact of 8 weeks of clinical rehabilitation on enhancing strength, range of motion, and overall capabilities among patients with non-spinal cord injuries of the cervical spine.