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pain from PT - Closed follow thread as posted below

jinkyjjinky Posts: 20
edited 05/15/2014 - 4:40 PM in Recovering from Surgery
Hi, I have started PT after my posterior cervical fusion of c2c3c4 3 months ago. When the PT gets me to tuck my chin in and move side to side it gives me pain in the back of the head or a headache. This happens with up and down etc with my chin tucked in. I don't think I should be having pain or is this normal? Could someone let me know please. Should PT be painful ?thanks jinky

Closed this one so we can follow on



  • If PT is causing pain then they are doing it wrong. I have had PT numerous times for an assortment of body parts and I am confident in saying there should be no pain. Soreness and muscle fatigue, yes. Pain, no.
    Emergency surgery in March of 2006 for spinal infection of L 2 and L 3. During surgery, discovered I had Cauda Equina Syndrome. Spine became unstable after surgery and had 360 fusion with 10 pedicle screws, plates and rods in April of 2007.
  • Thank you so very much.....only been there once but am suppose to do these exercises at home. Thank you for answering my post as I never had spinal surgery before.
    You sure have been through a lot. Stay well. jinky
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,856
    when it comes to Physical Therapy.
    Their objective, based on doctors prescriptions is to work with you and provide a set of PT disciplines that will meet this objective. For so many of us, that works perfectly. But there are so many times when what the PT does is causing yo some more pain and discomfort. That should not be the course. So, looking down another avenue sounds to be the correct thing to do.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • I commented in the other post....just to let you know.
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