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Sparklebright63 Scope Member Posts: 182 Courageous
Where can I buy a non expensive wheelchair from?
I have a fracture in my back and also I have spinal cord compression I had an xray three weeks ago and and mri 2 weeks ago going to phyisio on Friday both my knees keep collapsing and walking is making things worse.

I have been put on morphine.



  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    Your physio should be able to get a wheelchair through the NHS for you or your gp can refer you to wheelchair services who will complete an assessment of your needs and recommend the appropriate chair 

    You can often get them second hand off selling sites and charity shops and British Red Cross 

    If you are going to spend any length of time in a chair it's important it's the right one for you or you could just make your problems worse 
  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Disability Gamechanger
    Morning @Sparklebright63 really sorry to read this, this morning, bless you hope the physio can help with things, and Janer has great advice - good luck with all x
  • Hannah_Scope
    Hannah_Scope Posts: 7,267 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Sparklebright63

    I'm so sorry to hear you have been unwell. I hope physio will work for you! 

    Just to let you know, I moved your post into our Aids, Adaptations and Equipment section of the forum, in the hopes you can get some more advice. As Janer said, you can get help with a wheelchair through the NHS and Scope have a page about How to get a wheelchair you may find helpful to read.
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