Provision and Perception of Physiotherapy in the Nonoperative Management of Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy (DCM): A Cross-Sectional Questionnaire of People Living With DCM

Max B. Butler, Oliver D. Mowforth, Abdul Badran, Michelle Starkey, Timothy Boerger, Iwan Sadler, Julia Tabrah, Caroline Treanor, Lucy Cameron Grad Dip Phys, Sukhvinder Kalsi-Ryan, Rodney J. Laing, Benjamin M. Davies & Mark R. N. Kotter
Study Design:Cross-sectional survey.Objectives:Degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM) is a common syndrome of acquired spinal cord impairment caused by canal stenosis secondary to arthritic changes of the spine. International guidelines consider physiotherapy an option for mild, stable DCM; however, few studies have been conducted on nonoperative management. The objective was to determine current usage and perceptions of nonoperative physiotherapy for DCM.Methods:Persons with DCM were recruited to a web-based survey. Participants with complete responses that had not received...
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