Central Sensitivity Syndrome | A Survivor's Guide

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For those with central sensitization who require assistive devices, I created this page just for you. These devices offer many special functions without compromising style.

NITRO ROLLATOR BY DRIVE MEDICAL

Centralized-Pain-Walker

Why It’s Awesome:

  • It only weighs about 19 pounds.
  • It folds up easily and quickly in just one motion.
  • It’s stylish and comes in several colors.
  • It’s sturdy.
  • It’s very easy to maneuver.
  • It locks so it doesn’t roll away.
  • It has a basket.
  • Works well on most surfaces, even carpet. 
  • Can fit in the front seat when down, backseat, or trunk.
  • It’s very narrow so small doorways won’t be an issue.
  • They come in many heights and they have heavy duty versions.
  • Be warned, people will ask you were you got it everywhere you go!

Price Range:

$200-$300

I’ve had it since…

January 2016

PRO CRUTCHES BY MILLENNIAL MEDICAL

Centralized-Pain-Crutch

Why They’re Awesome:

  • They are light.
  • They are spring loaded in the bottom to absorb shock and push you along.
  • You can put some weight on your underarm and some on the hand grip.
  • They are very adjustable.
  • You can add padding if you need more.
  • They help keep you upright and sturdy unlike canes.
  • You can use one or both, which ever works for you. I use two hands on one crutch mostly – one on the hand grip and one on the arm.
  • They are stylish and come in several colors.
  • They have ergonomic hand grips.
  • And they are very durable.

Price Range:

$100 – $200

I’ve had them since…

September 2016

KABUDA ANTI-SHOCK WALKING CANE

Chronic-Fatigue-Pain-Cane

 Why It’s Awesome:

  • Plastic ergonomic handle, you can add padding if needed.
  • Very inexpensive, but ships from China (allow at least 2 weeks for shipping).
  • Very lightweight.
  • Durable, may not be durable enough for those over 200 pounds – they are just aluminum.
  • Stylish and comes in many colors (I have the silver one).
  • Spring loaded end to absorb shock and push you along.

Price range:

$10-$20

I’ve had it since…

Since December 2015

TEMPUR-PEDIC SEAT CUSHION

Chronic-Pain-Cusion

Why It’s Awesome:

  • Very dense and supportive, but soft.
  • Easy to remove and wash stretchy cover.
  • Only comes in navy blue, but still awesome.
  • Lasts for YEARS.
  • Very soft in the summer, but will be hard as a rock if you leave it in the car during the winter, so bring it in!

Price range:

$100

I’ve had it since…

April 2007 (I have 2: 1 for the car, 1 for the rollator).

SKECHERS MEMORY-FOAM SNEAKERS

Image result for skechers women memory foam white black flex soleWhy They’re Awesome:

  • Memory foam comfort.
  • Sporty and supportive, reduces shock.
  • Can wear them loose with no issues.
  • Don’t pinch or rub.
  • Lightweight.

Price range:

$50-$100

I’ve had them since…

April 2007 – I’ve had two pairs since then. They last a good long while.