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happyfella
happyfella Community member Posts: 504 Empowering
I am hoping someone can give me advice or point me in the right direction. I suffer from chronic pain in my should and neck. My reclyner sofar is a nightmare for me. There is no support for my shoulder and arm. I have tried pillows and all sort tof things. I cannot keep still on the sofa due to the pain i am in and having no support on my shoulder and arm. Is there anything i can do to solve this, or anywhere i can go for advice

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  • newborn
    newborn Community member Posts: 832 Trailblazing
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    You probably use an electric shoulder and neck infra red heat pads you can strap in place?

    Can you move the sofa to a position where the awkward arm can rest either on the sofa back or on a table alongside?  And try a pad neck brace ?
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,911 Championing
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    Hello @happyfella

    I'm so sorry to hear you've been in such pain. I just wanted to ask, are you receiving support from your GP or Specialist (if you're under one) for your pain?

    With your recliner sofa, there are two things I can think of that may help. For your shoulder, do you use compression garments at all? I'm wondering if having the support be part of you so as you sit down and get up off the sofa, you won't have to keep rearranging pillows and cushions each time. 

    The other thing I can think of, is your recliner one that has a gap between the back and where you place your head? If so, sometimes that gap between the two sections is, can make you feel uncomfortable. I'd suggest a 'bed gap filler'. You can find them online. They are firm pieces of foam that, as the title suggests, you fill the gap in. But you can also buy them to use as additional arm rest supports.

    I hope that helps :) 
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  • happyfella
    happyfella Community member Posts: 504 Empowering
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    newborn said:
    You probably use an electric shoulder and neck infra red heat pads you can strap in place?

    Can you move the sofa to a position where the awkward arm can rest either on the sofa back or on a table alongside?  And try a pad neck brace ?

    It is the sofa itself that is the problem. I don't seem to get any support for my arm and shoulder.
  • happyfella
    happyfella Community member Posts: 504 Empowering
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    Hello @happyfella

    I'm so sorry to hear you've been in such pain. I just wanted to ask, are you receiving support from your GP or Specialist (if you're under one) for your pain?

    With your recliner sofa, there are two things I can think of that may help. For your shoulder, do you use compression garments at all? I'm wondering if having the support be part of you so as you sit down and get up off the sofa, you won't have to keep rearranging pillows and cushions each time. 

    The other thing I can think of, is your recliner one that has a gap between the back and where you place your head? If so, sometimes that gap between the two sections is, can make you feel uncomfortable. I'd suggest a 'bed gap filler'. You can find them online. They are firm pieces of foam that, as the title suggests, you fill the gap in. But you can also buy them to use as additional arm rest supports.

    I hope that helps :) 

    thank you, i will look into this
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,980 Championing
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    You are welcome @happyfella. Have you managed to look into it yet?

    If so, I am just wondering how looking into it has gone for you. Please don't hesitate to let us know if we can do anything else to support you  :)
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