Nothing is more debilitating and emotionally crippling than an injury to the spine. Whether you have chronic back pains or a broken spinal column, spinal injuries can lead to a drastic change in one’s lifestyle. The victim may lose sensation in most parts of their body while in extreme cases may observe paralysis of the entire body.
Believe it or not, even simple prolonged back pain can also lead to injuries that may disable you for life. These are most commonly caused when you use your back muscles to do activities you’re not used to doing. Tripping, falling a short distance or lifting a heavy object may also plant the painful seeds in that spine without you even being aware of it! If you’re one of those individuals that didn’t take heed of those warnings, then chances are that you’re in need of a hospital bed.
The loss of sensation may also make the injured individual prone to pressure sores and/or loss of sensation in their remaining limbs due to lack of motion while in bed. They may not even be able to feel heat or cold. This static state can ultimately lead to pressure ulcers which are considered one of the most deadly of spinal complications.
An injury in the limbs or back muscles may lead to sprain that can leave one bedridden for an inordinate amount of time, depending on the severity of the injury. A dislocation of the spine on the other hand, may lead to permanent paralysis if the patient is not taken care of correctly. A hospital bed can provide a comforting and convenient solution for such people.
This is why having the right kind of home hospital beds is so important! Not everyone has the convenience and money to invest in a room at the hospital to take care of either their own or their loved one’s back injury. A home hospital bed allows these ailing individuals to to be cared for at home by family members or trained professionals, so they receive the loving care and healing touch that is so much more powerful at home.
These home Hospital beds come in manual, semi-manual and electric variety which makes them perfect for ailing backs. They are also usually made of strong, light-weight steel and aluminum sections with adjustable stainless steel parts. Side rail bars also allow the patient to sit up or raise themselves according to their comfort and which also allows them to promote good body alignment. Companies such as Transfer Master manufacture and sell a wide range of home hospital beds for patients in these circumstances.
Perhaps the best feature of these hospital beds is the lowering and raising mechanisms available. Those hand rails may not help you much if you’re a quadriplegic, but the adjustable back can aid you in sitting up if you want to eat or want to alleviate some of those cramps.