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  1. #1 Cushioning a car seat to reduce shocks? 
    Forum Ph.D. Leszek Luchowski's Avatar
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    Hello;

    what would you advise for a person whose backbone is in poor condition so every time the car hits a pothole she winces with pain.

    I have been thinking of a memory-foam cushion but I think they are too "slow" for this purpose - would not absorb well this kind of a split-second impact.

    I hope somebody will say I am wrong, in which case I will rush to buy one of those. Or please suggest something else.

    Thanks in advance, Leszek.
    (I'm cross-posting this from the Help the Aged Forum, sorry for any annoyance)


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  3. #2 Re: Cushioning a car seat to reduce shocks? 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leszek Luchowski
    Hello;

    what would you advise for a person whose backbone is in poor condition so every time the car hits a pothole she winces with pain.

    I have been thinking of a memory-foam cushion but I think they are too "slow" for this purpose - would not absorb well this kind of a split-second impact.

    I hope somebody will say I am wrong, in which case I will rush to buy one of those. Or please suggest something else.

    Thanks in advance, Leszek.
    (I'm cross-posting this from the Help the Aged Forum, sorry for any annoyance)
    Honestly, I'd suggest trying to fit a truck seat or to rig its base on a car seat. Those things absorb a lot of shock. Memory foam would not be a bad choice if I had to guess either. What is wrong with her backbone? Under certain conditions the best way to treat chronic pain is to kill off the nerves with botox. This is only allowed under certain conditions though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Leszek Luchowski
    Hello;

    what would you advise for a person whose backbone is in poor condition so every time the car hits a pothole she winces with pain.

    I have been thinking of a memory-foam cushion but I think they are too "slow" for this purpose - would not absorb well this kind of a split-second impact.

    I hope somebody will say I am wrong, in which case I will rush to buy one of those. Or please suggest something else.

    Thanks in advance, Leszek.
    (I'm cross-posting this from the Help the Aged Forum, sorry for any annoyance)
    Any sort of elastic coupling shoud help. Memory foam is one way. You might try reclining the seat a bit so that vertical shock is not transmitted directly along the spine. Lumbar support might improve things.

    You might also try going slower and missing the potholes.
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    Forum Ph.D. Leszek Luchowski's Avatar
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    Thanks for all the advice;

    a truck seat wouldn't fit into my car, but I'll try reclining and memory foam.

    As for this:

    Quote Originally Posted by DrRocket
    You might also try going slower and missing the potholes.
    Doc, over here in Poland, when a road and a railway track cross without using a bridge, we call it a railway crossing. Not a "level" crossing. And there is a reason for this.

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