By Chass Armstrong
Those suffering from immobility issues may find themselves asking if they need a back brace or a power wheelchair to help alleviate their pain and allow them to regain their mobility. To answer this question, we really need to look further into what is causing the immobility to provide the most correct answer.
For those wondering if they need a back brace or a power wheelchair, ask yourself this: Where does my pain stem from?
If pain in your lower back, legs, or upper back, are the root of your inability to move freely, a back brace may be the solution that you’re looking for. Some other symptoms of this may include pain when standing, walking or bending over to pick up an object. These can all be signs of a reduced back strength to which a back brace could substantially aid you.
However, if you find yourself having difficulties even standing up or sitting down, the problem may be beyond the scope of simply using a back brace for support.
If you have trouble with balance, are experiencing dizziness when walking, or have taken a fall, you may be a candidate for a power wheelchair. Issues of that nature likely won’t be fixed with a back brace, and having a power wheelchair to help you in your day to day routine can help make your life more vivid and fulfilling!
If you or someone you know is debating between a back brace or a power wheelchair and doesn’t know what the best choice for them is, have them call Aeroflow Healthcare at (888) 345-1780. Our representatives will help clear up any questions that you have and help to point you in the right direction.
You can also fill out our “qualify through insurance form” for power wheelchairs, here. Or, if you know that you would like a back brace instead, you can fill out our qualify through insurance form for bracing, here.