Edith is a client in her 80s She has rheumatoid arthritis, which has caused hyperkyphosis. This is a spinal deformity in which the upper back curves forward causing her chin to rest on her chest.
Edith has difficulty raising her head and experiences a lot of pain and discomfort in her neck and shoulders.
This impaired Edith’s ability to carry out daily activities, including eating, drinking, watching TV, range, and communicating with her family and friends. She also had difficulty managing her saliva and was at risk of moisture lesions in her neck creases.
Following the insertion of ChinGel support, Edith has reported that her well-being and quality of life has greatly improved. With her head comfortably raised her pain has reduced and her range of movement in her neck has increased.
Edith said: “I can now turn my head to look out of my older window to see the view and read my book in bed.”
She also explained that she uses her ChinGel when eating, as it helps with the swallow and management of saliva. Edith’s communication has improved, she can now make eye contact and is able to join more with conversations and social gatherings.
We will be bringing details of our new ChinGel products soon. Please contact us for more information.