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Wheelchairs don't have a neck support. they do have "head rests" that people label "neck supporters" but really aren't.is their any one that agrees that this is a problem?

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There is usually a "universal" headrest that is used to try and make things simple as there are hundreds of parts to keep track of, espcecially when it comes to rehab devices. The headrest is pretty utilitarian so it can be used for a wide range of conditions which makes it great from some folks and barely adequete for others. Most people think of headrests like the one in a car, instead of just the basic semi-circle that they end up with. If the headrest isn't supoprting you right, you might want to follow up to see if any adjustments can be made to your seating to ensure you can operate your wheelchair safely and comfortably.

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