For less than a second she looked down at her cell phone as a text message alert sound “bing” blared on her phone. Not realizing that the light was changing from green to red in that split second she looked up with her eyes at the road her head still bent and lagging behind, she slammed on her brakes as the car in front of her came to a dead stop! SCREEECH BUMP— she tapped the car in front of her with a loud thud. Phew, “that was close she screamed out to herself,” as her adrenaline filled heart felt like it would explode if it beat any faster! Beads of sweat rolling down her forehead as she sat there for a moment and realized nothing happened to her. Her shiny new silver 2015 Nissan Pathfinder SUV had a big dent on the left driver side bumper, but the car she hit was clean…. not even a scratch. The driver she rear ended gave her a dirty look and got back in his car and kept on driving. Even though her car had a minor fender bender, SHE HAD NO CLUE WHAT she did to her neck until later that evening at 9 pm.
THE PAIN WAS 100x WORSE THAN CHILD BIRTH!
That’s what she said when she called my emergency Skype hotline that night. She complained that her neck muscles were completely out of whack with a tremendous whiplash, and NOTHING seemed to get rid of it NO MATTER what she tried.
I too have been through an acute whiplash, and I know it can be a pure torture literally limiting you from humanely moving as you attempt do everyday activities fearing that “one wrong move might put you out,” as you groan in pain with every minor attempt to turn your neck. Imagine pain and stiffness so severe that the neck feels almost as tight as when someone desperately tries to escape from a snug straight jacket but feels locked in. When every wrong move sends sharp stabbing pain like daggers into the back of your neck that shoots into your eye socket. Its a problem just walking or sitting NOW TRY driving to a doctor. Its especially impossible because turning to look behind or in the rearview mirror is excruciatingly painful. Parking is a NIGHTMARE, and the Doctor will generally do nothing to cure the cause. With whiplash or Neck Spasm generally you will walk out with more pain, more stress and a huge medical bill!
$225 to the Pain Specialist Doctor for an X-ray , some extra strength Advil and a soft neck collar – STILL WITH NECK PAIN!
For less than HALF THE COST OF THE NECK SPECIALIST ….. I just treated, and CURED 2 debilitating cases just like this on SKYPE, this past week! ….. YUP … I SAID SKYPE….. Give me a minute and I will explain how I coached and taught two women how to “self treat” an insane “locked neck syndrome”. “Torticollis, or “whiplash” whatever you want to call it, it is the medical term for a sudden onset of a locked neck. These two women saved a trip to my office, did not have look for parking and were treated in the comfort of their own home. SYKPE for a virtual TELE-HEALTH session is the newest thing that can cut the healing time in half and save travel and stress…
SELFIE PHYSICAL THERAPY? – well kind of
See what this busy mom of three personally had to say about her experience with a tele-health approach to treatment.
“So it started out like this…….had a fender bender Tues. morn. By Tues evening I had a horrible pain around my neck area but never thought to associate it with the accident. By Wed morning I was paralyzed with what Dr. Ofir would later describe as “acute whiplash” that was undeniably from the accident. So I sought out his help. I work full time in NYC and have an even fuller time job as a mother to my 3 kids. Which if anyone in my shoes would understand means NO TIME FOR DOCTORS or anything else for that matter. But being in the debilitating pain I was in, I had to get help. When Dr. Ofir told me that instead of getting into my car and driving to his office I could opt for a SKYPE physical therapy session, I was very skeptical. But being that I couldn’t drive due to my condition, I had no choice. I am a testament to the fact that getting a “tele-web”physical therapy consult REALLY WORKS!!!!! Dr. Ofir is a master of his craft. He did not give up until we found and pinpointed the problem area and then over-web he taught me what to do to get rid of the pain and “re-train” my muscles to work correctly again. His technique was innovative, witty and even humorous at times. He texted me several times after to remind me to keep doing what he taught me in order to maintain the recovery. Physical therapy does not have to be “physical”. I would like to HIGHLY recommend Dr. Ofir and his most brilliant new method of healing. I am doing great and feeling almost 100%. I am continuing to do what Dr. Ofir taught me and I am getting better and better. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, (and my neck) and I hope that other people will give you the chance to heal them with your magic. ALLCARE PHYSICAL THERAPY ROCKS!!!!
YEA YEA YEA … PHYSICAL THERAPY IS SUPPOSED TO BE “HANDS-ON” THAT’S IMPOSSIBLE!
Yes, Physical Therapy absolutely has a “hands- on” component to it, but not all people need the hands on component to reduce pain. Really. Actually you want to know a secret? ANYONE can totally fix their own neck pain, IF they understand this one little piece of knowledge that I will give you in just a minute, but first lets review what may have caused this neck issue in the first place.
Here are The top three CAUSES for The Whiplash Pain to last so long!
- THE DURA MATER – the Dura what???? The Neck is connected to a long pipe of Nerves that enter and cover the spinal cord called the DURA MATER, and when this pipe gets stretched it can cause severe spasm in the middle of back neck and back of the skull.
- LIVE ELECTIRCAL WIRES– the pipe of nerves entering the neck are very sensitive. Yes these nerves are like live electrical wires and once pulled they get really sensitive and painful to slight movement.
- BOWLING BALL EFFECT : The head is the weight of a bowling ball, and when the neck is strained or stretched the heaviness of the LOAD of the weight on the head makes pulls on these electrical wires which drives the pain.
SO WHAT! THERES A DO IT YOURSELF RECIPE FOR PAIN – ADVIL, ICE, AND MASSAGE—
NOOOOOOPE…….. NOT GOING TO WORK FOR THIS TYPE OF PAIN. A NECK INJURY ORIGINALLY STARTS AS A LOCAL INFLAMMATION (PULLED MUSCLE) KNOWN As ( ACUTE INFLAMMATION aka CHEMICAL PAIN ) but ends up as NERVOUS SYSTEM PAIN. That’s why people who live on medication never ever get the Range Of Movement back because they never address the NERVOUS SYSTEM and its’ protective mechanism of the pain.
Here’s the Corrective Exercise that worked on the whiplash Tele-health Client to reduce her pain and regain motion FULL MOTION in 36 hours.
This was done by lying flat with one pillow under the head.
- Lifting the back of the skin using two hands under the skull and pullling up towards the top of the skull
- Repeating 15x EVERY HOUR
As long as the pain was reduced and not increasing then we continued to repeat the range of movement further pushing back into the pillow.
VERY IMPORTANT KEY POINT HERE — NEVER PUSH INTO PAIN, AND STOP IMMEDIATELY IF THERE ARE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF NAUSEU, DOUBLE VISION, PROBLEMS WITH SWALLOWING OR PROBLEMS WITH SLURRING OF SPEECH……. IMMEDIATELY CALL YOU HEALTH CARE PROVIDER AND SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
SIMPLE as 1 2 3 to be PAINFREE
Skype Consults are a new innovative way to learn about your unique problem of pain and find out a solution without traveling into our office. It’s a great way to save time, money and the stress of traveling. If you want to schedule a Skype Consult FREE of charge then find me on skype @ ofirisaac, send me a video or text stating your interest in this and we can go from there.
Your Physical Therapist Brooklyn NY aka the Skype Pain PT