Power Wheelchairs For Back Pain

Feb 25, 2022 0 comments
Power Wheelchairs For Back Pain


Back pain is the most frequent health problem amongst adults in the United States. In some cases, back pain can be extremely debilitating, requiring surgery and/or mobility aids. A power wheelchair with a seat designed to relieve pressure on your back may be the perfect mobility aid needed to get you moving comfortably again.

We recommend the following power wheelchairs: the Jazzy 1450 Power Wheelchair, the Shoprider 6 Runner 14 Power Wheelchair and the Compass HD Power Wheelchair.

Best Power Wheelchairs For Back Pain



Top Speed

Weight Capacity

Driving Range

Pride Mobility

Pride Jazzy 1450

600 pounds

15.70 miles


6 Runner

450 pounds

16 – 17.5 miles

Golden Technologies

Compass HD

450 pounds

12 miles


1. Pride Jazzy 1450 Heavy Duty Power Chair

The Jazzy 1450 is a very comfortable wheelchair with a high back captain seat, which is ideal, as it offers better back support. The seat is plush and allows the body to find a better balance between comfort and sturdiness as it contours to the shape of the person.

The seat width ranges from 20 to 32 inches and can accommodate people of various sizes. The depth of the seat can also be customized and has a range in depth of 20 to 28 inches. The back of the Jazzy 1450 can tilt back and fold down flat, making it easy to transport.

The headrest is adjustable and can be raised higher or lower, offering comfort for your head and neck. The armrests are also adjustable and can be extended for the perfect positioning of the arms.

The Jazzy 1450 has a weight capacity of 600 pounds, and a top speed of 4.50 mph. The turning radius is 26.50 inches and the ground clearance 1.5 inches. It also has a driving range of 15.70 miles.

2. Shoprider 6Runner 14 Mid-Size Power Chair

The 6 Runner 14 by Shoprider offers excellent back support especially because of the stability provided by its six points of contact with the ground. As a general fact rear driven power wheelchairs offer excellent stability.

It comes with a 21-inch luxurious leatherette executive seat, which is quite comfortable when driving for long periods.

The seat can be adjusted in length and height and the chair also has a footplate for comfort and stretching out the legs. The armrests are flip-up and can be adjusted in width and height.

The 6 Runner 14 has a weight capacity of 450 pounds, and a top speed of 3 to 3.8 mph. The turning radius is 23.50 inches and the ground clearance 2.8 inches. It has a travel range of 16 to 17.5 miles.

3. Golden Technologies Compass HD Bariatric Power Chair

The Golden Technologies Compass HD is a mid-wheel drive power wheelchair with excellent stability, especially built for rough outdoor terrains.

It comes equipped with a two-tone captain’s seat which is 20x20 inches, and which has a folding flat seat hinge design, making transportation easier. The Compass HD has front and rear adjustable seat posts with padded armrests that can be flipped up. It also has an adjustable headrest.

The seat has a mechanism that allows it to slide out, in order to remove the seat or attach it back and there is an adjustable footplate for comfort while driving.

The Compass HD has a weight capacity of 450 pounds, and a top speed of 4 mph. The turning radius is 20.00 inches and the ground clearance 3.5 inches. It has a travel range of 12 miles.


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If you are looking for other related articles, here is Pride Mobility – 5 Of Their Best Scooters, as we had some great feedback on that article as well.

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