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Grant helps alleviate back pain

A grant to purchase an under mattress bed system is helping reduce back pain for a former Salisbury spinal patient.

Janina Sweeny from Bognor Regis, spent six months in the Salisbury spinal centre after an earlier car accident led to paralysis in her left leg. On discharge earlier this year, Janina was given a grant to purchase a tilt or turn over under mattress bed system which, placed under her mattress, turns her at regular intervals at night, without the need for a carer. She commented:

“With regular turning overnight I am sleeping so much better. It really has made a huge difference to alleviate my back pain.”

If you have a spinal cord injury, and live in the South and South West of England, we may be able to help you. Read more about our grant programme.