When my friend started having back pain, her doctor suggested that she try to take it easy with the housework and see whether it would help. One thing she did to make life easier for herself was to purchase a cordless vacuum cleaner. She found that instead of lugging the large canister model around, sometimes all she needed was a quick clean with her lighter, cordless vacuum. My friend found that by skipping the heavy vacuum, she was saving herself a lot of back strain. However, anyone can benefit from using hand-held cordless vacuum cleaners.