The causes of back injury can vary tremendously because the back is such a complex weaving of muscles, bones, ligaments, and joints. Back injuries can be caused by some of the simplest movements and are very common among adults. About 80% of adults are estimated to experience a back injury in their lifetime, with about 10% suffering a re-injury. Lower back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide.
Approximately 31 million Americans experiencing lower back pain at any given time, and one half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year. Back injuries can have a huge impact on your emotions, family or social life, sleep, and especially mobility. Movements can become restricted and cautious in order to not further the injury. Activities like walking, shopping and traveling can become an unexpected struggle.
In the US, more than $50 billion is spent each year trying to treat back pain, and back injuries account for over 24% of all occupational injuries and illnesses involving days off from work. There are tactics that can help you find relief from your back pain, including physical therapy, manipulation massages, stretching or ice and heat application. However, these methods can be expensive or even render unsuccessful in treating your pain.
What is SmartScoot?
When you have an active lifestyle and a mobility difficulty, a compact, lightweight, folding scooter like SmartScoot™ can be a crucial tool. Unlike a full-size powerchair, a compact, folding scooter allows you to easily take it along with you in the car, on planes or even cruise ships. Lightweight scooters may be smaller than a full-size powerchair, but they are heavy-duty and boast a full weight capacity. Folding scooters are mobility products that fill diverse roles – aiding in everything from travel and exploration to daily activities like shopping or taking the kids to the park. You do not have to let a mobility difficulty repress your desire to see the world or spend time with family. Sometimes a little help can go a long way. With the SmartScoot mobility scooter, tasks that were once a struggle can once again become a stress-free part of everyday life.
Contact us now to answer any questions you may have about the SmartScoot folding mobility scooter.