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By egretslanding On 2011.06.28 16:20
Hi, my father (85) is sitting in a chair most of the day. He leans all the way to the left. He says he is comfortable and it doesn't hurt his neck. Can anyone recommend something to put in the chair that will keep him up straight?

By LOHENGR1N On 2011.06.28 19:26
egretstanding, This sounds like dystonia which is common in Parkinson's. If He says He's comfortable and it isn't hurting Why do you want to "straighten" him out? More harm or damage could be done trying to make Him cosmetically proper, remember if it's dystonia it is the disease warping him and fighting against the shape shifting will tire him more. If He' becomes uncomfortable and in pain from it then it's time to seek a remedy until then you're working against his muscles and can cause damage and pain. Just because We may look like it is an uncomfortable position or one might think it is uncomfortable take him for his word and be happy he is not in pain. Take care, best of luck and hang in there.

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