Neck Brace

January 20, 2009 at 4:43 pm | Posted in arthrits, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, joint pai, Me, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) | Leave a comment
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I’ve got a neck brace from my physio, to be used only in cases of absolute necessity, because I don’t want my neck muscles getting even weaker than they already are! I’m using it for the first time today, and I would love to ask the person who designed it why thought it was a good idea to have it FASTENING AT THE BACK!!! I can’t believe I’m alone in that when my neck hurts, my shoulders hurt too, and lifting my arms right up and around to the back of my neck and fiddling with a fiddly bit of velcro is really nor easy! And as the OT said, ‘We must maintain our independence …’ (See the post on my lovely OT here) And anyway, ‘What do you use to fasten your awkward neck brace?’ with the answer, ‘My husband’ doesn’t work if I’m at work when I need to use it.

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