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The neck is a very complex structure. As a result, strengthening neck muscles can be difficult using traditional physical therapy. When the cervical spine gets weak, specific muscles usually lose strength. The Multi- Cervical Unit was designed to test all neck muscles, diagnose which are weak, and provide a detailed program to restore these muscles to their original strength.
Making specific neck muscles stronger can reduce your pain and allow your neck to become more resistant to flare-ups. This is the final stage of your rehabilitation and getting back to a more “normal” life.
A therapist will perform your initial test. The machine will measure how much your neck moves (Range-of-Motion), the strength of specific muscles, and the amount of disability you experience because of your neck pain. MCU stands for Multi- Cervical Unit…
MCU visits are scheduled twice a week and last about 30 minutes each. You may be sore after the first few visits. Your strength will be tested every 6-12 visits and you will be able to see your progress on graphs and charts.
Yes, most insurance plans have coverage for this type of therapy. If you have an HMO plan, you may need to get additional authorization from your family doctor.
The average length of the program is 12 weeks. A few patients can get their all of their strength back in 6 weeks and some take as long as 18 weeks.
Yes, the vast majority of patients at 1 year follow-up both held their strength gains and pain relief. The best way to maintain your strength gains is to return to your normal activities.
The MCU can treat: • Neck pain • Headaches • Dizziness from the neck • Upper back pain • Arm numbness, tingling, burning
The Centeno Schultz Clinic
403 Summit Blvd Suite 201
Broomfield, CO 80021
“We did the right knee in March 2007. I was off my feet for about an hour after each of the treatments, but that was it. No long recovery time, no time off from work – it was great. The cartilage began to grow back, and the knee was feeling much better, so we did the left knee in October. Since about two weeks later, I haven’t had any pain at all in either knee for the first time in 10 years. It’s fantastic.”
— Kenvir Dixon
I’m back to my conditioning classes, doing squats, lunges, jumping rope and even a little bit of jogging. My knee feels, looks and works better every day. I’m definitely looking forward to the winter and getting back on my snowboard as soon as I can.
— Pixie Greenmeier