Archives for January 2016

Pride Mobility: Go Go LX Scooter

With so many options out there for power wheelchairs and scooters, there is a lot of information to go through when you are shopping for a safe, reliable way to get from one place to another that will answer your individual needs for improved mobility.  Sometimes, it is best to just get all the information for one scooter in one place.  Here, you will find all the information you need and resources for the Go Go LX scooter with CTS (Comfort-Trac) suspension.  Know that all the information about the scooters offered by Aeroflow Healthcare can be researched here at the Aeroflow Direct shopping site.

The Go Go LX scooter is made by well-known and reliable mobility device manufacturer, Pride Mobility.  Along with the CTS suspension, this scooter features standard LED lighting, the ability to separate the frame from the remainder of the scooter with one hand. As well, the frame is made in five super lightweight pieces that are designed for simple transport and storage.  The front to rear cable is made to auto-connect, and the Go Go LX comes with two sets of colored panels that are easily changed, in both red and blue.  Speaking of colors, the Go Go LX scooter also offers shroud panels that can accent your scooter for easy personalization.  These colors include Onyx Black, Orion Yellow, Pearl Pink, and Sunburnt Orange.

Pride tests their products in order to continue to be the reliable scooter manufacturer they have become.  According to Pride, “The testing requirements accepted by the FDA were developed by the American National Standards Institute/Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (ANSI/RESNA).  The tests are conducted in accordance with the requirements of the ANSI/RESNA Test Standards and complement an additional stringent testing regiment developed by Pride’s Research & Development Team.  All products have passed, and in many cases, exceeded test criteria set forth, assuring the high level of quality synonymous with Pride.”

For those who may need some additional individual items to make the scooter more appropriate for their needs, there are many accessory options from safety flags and cup holders to rear view mirrors and an holder for a tank of oxygen.  The Pride site lists these well, but make sure you let the representative from Aeroflow Healthcare know what you are looking for and they will be glad to help you!

Shopping for the Go Go LX scooter is as easy as visiting Aeroflow Direct online.  Here, you can find all the specifications and features mentioned above, as well as an option to pre-qualify to purchase a Go Go LX scooter through insurance.  Simply fill out the form on the website, and a knowledgeable staff member will be in touch to let you know your purchasing options.  As well, feel free to speak with one of our representatives in the mobility department by calling 888-345-1780 and choosing option 2.

If you have been looking for a new scooter, or you are shopping for a scooter for the first time, have a look at the Go Go LX scooter at Aeroflow Direct.  With so many options, there is almost no way this scooter cannot be individualized for your needs!

When to See Your Doctor About Back Pain

Back pain is such a common ailment that quite often people don’t do anything about it because they think it is something everyone just lives with.  This does not have to be the case, and as a matter of fact, back pain does not only indicate pain in your back, plain and simple.  Actually, there are a variety of conditions that appear in the form of pain you feel in your lower back.  Listed, are some of the reasons you may want to see a doctor when the pain you experience is not remedied by normal means, such as an over the counter pain reliever or exercises to strengthen the area affected.

Back Pain with Fever

Though no one likes a fever, this one can usually be treated by your primary care physician using antibiotics if so recommended. This combination of symptoms indicates an infection in the kidneys or somewhere in the back.

Back Pain at Night

Losing sleep over pain is something that quickly makes daily activities a real challenge. See your doctor about this one, as it possibly indicates tumors.

Back Pain with Loss of Bladder or Bowel Control

This combination of symptoms indicates a serious back condition affecting the nerves in your back and their ability to function properly.

Back Pain that Lasts More than 6 Weeks

This kind of back pain should be evaluated based on the fact that it has not improved. Any pain that lasts this long requires attention as it indicates injury that needs attention.

Back Pain with Unexplained Weight Loss

These two together mean that your doctor should look into your blood work for hormonal disorders.

Back Pain and Serious Trauma

Serious trauma refers to an injury resulting from a car accident or a slip and fall, for example, and should not be ignored.  Fractures in the back can be the outcome that may affect how you move for the rest of your life.

Back Pain and a History of Cancer

There is a chance that cancer has spread to the spine with this one. Have it evaluated to know for sure.

After you have seen your doctor,  you may have a prescription for a medical device that can help you heal, or be a part of you for a long time.  You will have lots of questions and Aeroflow Healthcare will have lots of answers. Your doctor will send us the order, and soon after, we will be in touch to make arrangements for you to receive your medical equipment.  If you have any other questions you would like addressed about back pain, call 888-345-1780 and speak with one of our knowledgeable representatives or visit us online at bracing.aeroflowinc.com.  You don’t have to live in pain.