Recently, Clif had surgery to repair a cervical spine fracture to his C6 vertebra. After surgery, he began physical therapy at DOAR East to improve his cervical range of motion and decrease pain.
Clif describes his physical therapy experience here:
I wore a cervical collar (neck brace) for 13 weeks, but my neck didn’t heal correctly, so I had to have surgery. My doctor put 4 screws and a plate in my C6 and C7 vertebrae. Four weeks later, I started physical therapy.
When I first started, I couldn’t turn my neck enough to look over my shoulders. I knew this had to improve so that I would be able to drive safely and comfortably. I was also worried that I wouldn’t have the range of motion needed to swing a golf club.
So far, my range of motion has improved significantly, and my pain has decreased. I haven’t been back on the golf course yet, but I did go bowling last week – and bowled my highest score ever!
Clif lives in Ringgold, Virginia. He is a salesman at Riverside Roof Truss.