Article: PDF OnlyChanges in Isometric Strength and Range of Motion of the Isolated Cervical Spine After Eight Weeks of Clinical RehabilitationHighland, Thomas R. MD; Dreisinger, Thomas E. PhD; Vie, Laura L. BEd; Russell, Garth S. MDAuthor Information From the Columbia Spine Center, Columbia, Missouri. Spine: June 1992 - Volume 17 - Issue 6 - p S77-S82 Free Abstract There have been no reports in the literature objectively measuring changes in strength and range of motion in patients with non-spinal-cord injurles of the cervical spine. Ninety patients participated in an 8-week training study. Diagnostic groups included patients with the following: degenerative disc (n = 6), herniated disc (n = 14), and cervical strain (n = 70), Full-range isometric strength tests were performed at eight equidistant positions in a device that constrained all motion with the exception of cervical flexion and extension. Post tests were performed following training. Significant gains were seen in strength as well as range of motion, Perceived pain was significantly reduced. This kind of testing can potentially provide the cliniclan with objective findings to direct patient management more adequately. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.