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    A pain in the neck

    Hi all
    Well this weekend my neck muscles seem to have gone bye byes. My head is dropping forward unless I am completely reclined in my wheelchair. It's a bit difficult manoeuvring when reclined, shops don't allow for that kind of turning circle. I nearly demolished Laura Ashley today. If I put myself upright I cant see and end up talking to my boobs!

    I will call the physio out to see about a neck brace but does anyone have any short term fix ideas till she can sort something?
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    Hi Wendy I have neck problems with my chair. I find that lying with my head hanging over a pillow and 'cracking'
    the top few vertebrae helps. It works for me. Dude xx
    p.s. I'm not a doctor.

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    Ta Dude
    My neck doesn't hurt as such just flops forward and I can't lift it. Must have a heavy head lol, we have been considering tying it to the top of the chair headrest but I think my daughter would refuse to be seen out in public with me.

    Wendy

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    lol x

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    Wendy How 'bout a bob hat with Velcro on and Velcro on headrest.. Dude xx

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    Hi Wendy

    I'm always talking to my boobs, more like begging... I ask them to stop heading South and come back North where they belong ! and where they have always been loved and adored LOL

    Thank goodness your not having neck pain, and I hope a neck brace will do the trick, all the best

    xox
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    Hi Wendy
    I started to have the head drop 6 months ago and now my chin is on my chest I have a headmaster collar I wear when in my power chair and in the car or on a train. it brings my head up to normal position and can see people's faces instead of their feet.
    It does get uncomfortable after a few hours so at home I don't wear it.
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    Hi Wendy;

    A soft collar might help a little but probably won't do as much as you need

    I did know of one of us that had her head tied to the head rest whilst traveling in the car in her chair.

    Love Terry
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    Lol dude as long as I can have big Pom Pom on the hat
    Terry a soft collar might work short term so i will try it.

    Alfiesmum did you get collar from clinic or physio??

    Ta Wendy

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    OK Wendy. Is 'it a silly idea. Dude xx

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