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Can anyone recommend a reacher that they found works easily? I am having a 2 level cervical fusion in 4 weeks and just spent 20 minutes online looking and getting increasingly confused if it is not allowed to name a specific brand, perhaps recommendations on type, length, etc. thank you in advance.


  • Your local Walgreens or CVS type store will usually have them -- they are near the shoe inserts, bathing aids, raised toilet seats, etc. near the pharmacy usually. Mine was only $14 or so and has been a lifesaver!

    I also spent like $3 on a "back scratcher" at the same store -- it looks like a little metal rake and has an extendable handle. It has been a lifesaver not only for reaching places I can't, but works really well for picking up the charging cords for my phone and tablet -- ie, if it's plugged into an outlet below my reach, I can use the little prongs on the scratcher to raise the cord up to my hand.

    Best of luck to you!
    360 Spinal Fusion (ALIF/PLIF) 7/3/2014
  • edited 08/15/2014 - 8:27 PM
    When I had my surgery I bought two of them at Target, they are called the "Gopher" and they are great. I actually took one to work with me post surgery, and am so glad I did. I tend to drop lots of things and this one works wonderfully and is cheap.

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  • Thanks so much for your suggestions. One more off my list.
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