Multiple sclerosis, otherwise referred to as MS, is a chronic auto-immune disorder within the central nervous system. Multiple sclerosis affects neurons that allow an individual’s brain to control his or her body. Multiple sclerosis types include primary progressive (PPMS), clinically isolated syndrome, (CIS), relapsed-remitting (RRMS) and secondary progressive (SPMS). Symptoms of multiple sclerosis include the loss of vision, balance, sensation and muscle control. More commonly found in women, MS primarily affects adults between the ages of 20 and 40. Click to learn more about multiple sclerosis types.
Due to the progression and types of multiple sclerosis, individuals may need mobility aids, such as a cane or walker. Some patients with MS require power mobility to complete activities such as cooking, grooming, reaching and transferring, otherwise known as Mobility Related Activities of Daily Living (MRADLs).
The Best Narrow Wheelchair for MS
If you have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Quantum® Power Chairs can help meet your needs and give you independence. An MS patient can be fitted with a narrow motorized wheelchair, such as the Edge 3 Stretto™, the narrowest power base in America! This narrow motorized wheelchair is easily adapted with different seating, positioning and electronics as the condition progresses. The Edge 3 Stretto is available with iLevel® technology, allowing patients to elevate 12 inches and drive at 3.5 mph. This elevated seating technology can assist individuals with MS in completing MRADLs.
A Narrow Wheelchair for Indoor Use
The Edge 3 Stretto has an overall width of 20.75 inches when 12.5-inch drive wheels are chosen. This width produces an ideal narrow wheelchair for indoor use. Maneuver easily in kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms. Equipped with independent SRS (Smooth Ride Suspension), the Stretto can handle driving over thresholds with ease. The Stretto comes standard with LED fender lights, allowing you to see and be seen at night. Compatible with TRU-Balance® 3 Power Positioning Systems, the Stretto narrow motorized wheelchair can be fitted with an array of options, including power tilt and power recline, iLevel, power articulating leg rests and power articulating foot platform. These options can assist with independent repositioning, pressure relief and increased sitting tolerance.