Cervical range of motion
measurements showed reduced range of motion of the neck compared to within normal limits measurements (Table 1); however, all subjects had a range of motion that included a neutral flexion/ extension angle.
As symptoms improve, gentle exercises can gradually be instituted, emphasizing isometric strengthening and cervical range of motion
, followed by sport specific exercises and drills.
These patients returned for examination to assess cervical range of motion
, neurologic status and clinical function.
The patient's clinical status improved, with resolution of pain and a return of full cervical range of motion
by time of discharge.