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VITRECTOMY RECOVERY EQUIPMENT
CREATED FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
Face Down Positioning Head Support System
Vitrectomy Surgery Recovery
NECK PAIN RELIEF
FREEDOM OF MOBILITY.
Face Down Recovery Rental Equipment
Macular Hole - Retinal Detachment -
Published in the magazine "Review of Ophthalmology":
RELIEF FROM ENDURING
THE GRUELING 24/7 NECK PAIN
OF HOLDING YOUR HEAD IN THE FACE DOWN POSITION.
OVER 190 SATISFIED USERS.
Most people find the recovery period torturous, much more so than the surgery itself and cannot imagine trying to sit still on a massage chair all day long for up to two weeks!
Designed to help my wife PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY make it through her required days of face down recovery, the FaceDownWalker® TAKES AWAY THE NECK PAIN AND SAVES YOU FROM BEING TRAPPED in one position sitting on a massage chair. It helps make the recovery period as comfortable and bearable as possible.
Holding your head in the face down position causes pain to build up in your neck, even when sitting in a massage chair and/or on a face down pillow head rest. The forehead pad on the FaceDownWalker® takes all of the weight of your head off of your neck. You may sit on most of your own kitchen chairs, hard-backed chairs, stools or ottomans for a virtually neck pain-free recovery period. If needed, add a cushion or two to a chair to make it more comfortable to sit on. Plus you can move about your home. Movement is so important to maintain proper blood flow to your muscles.
My wife underwent Vitrectomy surgery to repair a detached retina. For the recovery period of ten days, she was instructed to remain in a face down position all day and night. After two days of following this regimen of sitting in a massage chair she was overwhelmed by the pain in her neck & back, pain from sitting on the pads of the massage chair all day as well as her face hurting from being on the donut shaped head rest of the massage chair and face down pillow. Claustrophobia, severe anxiety and depression set in. There was a real concern about developing blood clots in her legs because she had had a pulmonary embolism a few years earlier which led to a collapsed lung resulting in a three-day stay in the hospital.
My response to help her in this situation was designing the patented FaceDownWalker® mobile support system.
Your head can weigh up to 11 pounds. Your neck is not designed to hold it in the face down position for any significant length of time. The FaceDownWalker® relieves the strain on your neck and the rest of your upper body muscles. The forehead sling of the FaceDownWalker® comfortably transfers the weight of your head to the backpack. There is no pressure on your cheek muscles or chin. Unlike most donut-shaped head pads on massage chairs and face down pillows, the forehead sling relaxes the muscles in your neck, chin and back even if you are not interested in walking around.
THIS IS YOUR EYESIGHT!
You want to stay compliant with your doctors' orders to keep your head in the face down position to achieve the best possible outcome.
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CALL 323-447-3222 LEAVE A MESSAGE WITH YOUR NAME AND PHONE NUMBER
**IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU TRY TO GET THE UNIT AT LEAST ONE TO TWO DAYS BEFORE YOUR SURGERY SO YOU CAN PROPERLY ADJUST AND FIT THE BACKPACK COMFORTABLY.**
*because this is a rental there are no refunds available
**WE REQUEST THAT YOU ALSO USE A WALKER FOR ADDED STABILITY**
OR HAVE A COMPANION WITH YOU TO HOLD YOUR HAND WHEN YOU WALK AROUND.
YOU MAY STAND, SIT IN MOST HARD CHAIRS & WALK AROUND YOUR HOME.
It is recommended that you also use a massage chair, also known as a vitrectomy chair or vitrectomy recovery chair so that you may change positions between devices over the course of the day.
*You may receive a different style of forehead pad than what is pictured in this site
*this device is NOT designed to forcibly hold or lock your head in the facedown position. Lower your head onto the pad and relax your muscles. The "U" shape of the strap will help keep your head in the proper face down position.
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