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    Hi all

    The current wheelchair I have which was supplied through the nhs is very uncomfortable and not suitable for my needs. Has anyone bought a wheelchair privately and could recommend any good websites to find one on? I get a lot of pain in my neck so need one with good neck and back support.

    thanks, Ann

    #2
    ann if your chair is supplied by the NHS and is no longer suitable, you need to ring the people that supplied it. There is usually a sticker on the wheelchair somewhere with their contact number.

    Tell them you need a review and why, they should provide you with a more suitable chair to meet your needs.
    Started limping 2017, diagnosed August 2021. Wheelchair user and reduced shoulder and hand function. Trying to be positive 😺.

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      #3
      Thanks my worry is I havnt got very good access to my property and was refused an electric wheelchair. We have made a,terations but still have a steep incline. I am willing to pay for but don’t know where to sta:rt.


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        #4
        Hi Ann.

        A comfortable wheelchair is more about how it’s adapted and set up for its user, and not necessarily about the chair itself.
        Buying a powerchair is the easier bit, making it comfortable for your needs is a lot more difficult and is usually done by trained personnel.


        By making it comfortable for your means, I mean:
        • A suitable back cushion
        • A suitable seat cushion
        • A suitable headrest
        • The backrest is set in a suitable position, as are the footrests and armrests
        • Have a tilt in space function

        You mention neck pain; have you a neck brace?

        Popular powerchairs are the Quickie chairs and the Invacare TDX chairs, which are not cheap…

        Best wishes xx



        ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
        Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Ellie View Post
          Hi Ann.

          A comfortable wheelchair is more about how it’s adapted and set up for its user, and not necessarily about the chair itself.
          Buying a powerchair is the easier bit, making it comfortable for your needs is a lot more difficult and is usually done by trained personnel.


          By making it comfortable for your means, I mean:
          • A suitable back cushion
          • A suitable seat cushion
          • A suitable headrest
          • The backrest is set in a suitable position, as are the footrests and armrests
          • Have a tilt in space function

          You mention neck pain; have you a neck brace?

          Popular powerchairs are the Quickie chairs and the Invacare TDX chairs, which are not cheap…

          Best wishes xx



          x£3

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            #6
            Yes have neck brace but find it really uncomfortable think I wil speak to o t, just desperate to get out of the house after a fall and now no use of kegs.

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