Back Posture Support Products:
Back Support Chairs and Lumbar Support.
Looking for Back Posture Support Products that will give you some badly needed Back Pain Relief? Please read the following first to ensure that you don't end up wasting your money - AND still have back pain!
Regardless of the type of chair that you have its success all depends on how you sit in it!! For example, you can spend all the money in the world on a super ergonomic desk chair - if its not right for you it will not work for you! Recently I saw a client who had spent 700 euro on an "Orthopaedic Chair" which had been moulded specifically to the shape of his spine. He had been using this chair for six months and had no relief from his back pain. Why not?
Simply because the chair which he was using - and had been advised to get - was doing more harm than good for his back pain. The reason for this is that he was suffering with posture-related back pain and his poor posture was being exaggerated by his new sitting device!
As always, I suggest that the cause of your back pain needs to be diagnosed and, when possible, removed as quickly as possible. If you are sitting in a poor posture for long periods of time you are likely to develop postural-related back problems.
The treatment of choice is to correct your posture and if using a special chair, or seat, helps this then great! However, by having a chair moulded to your poor posture you really are making no steps towards removing the cause of your back pain. Removing the cause is always my primary treatment when I am assessing back pain patients in my own clinic. So, let's say that you have removed the cause of your back pain - and - had you posture assessed by a suitably qualified physical therapist. And, now, you want to support your new improved posture with a suitable back posture support product. Where do you start? What are the important factors you need to consider when choosing a chair to prevent or treat your back pain? There are 2 primary considerations:
In summary - once the chair you have chosen is firm, and of the correct height for you, I generally encourage an active sitting posture. If that is not enough (or my patient is not compliant!) - I use a "back friend". These simple devices are portable and suitable for use in the car, sofa and office. On some occasions I will use a lumbar roll to encourage and remind you to sit tall. This is a "D-shaped" firm roll of foam you place in the hollow at the base of your spine. It will help to support your spinal posture but it really only works well in conjunction with an active sitting posture. If you have not got access to any of these try rolling up a towel and use it similarly to the lumbar roll - sometimes such homemade devices can be as effective as products costing a lot of money. The key is to understand the causes of your back pain, how to adapt a good sitting posture - and then to get the appropriate level of back support in the right place!
I have included an overview of many Back Posture Support Products available in the articles below.
Further Articles on Back Posture Support ProductsLumbar Support Office Chair. This is often the first item that many of my clients want to "throw their money at" to get lasting back pain relief. In this article I have included things to watch out for BEFORE you spend your money as well as sample chairs that you can consider for purchase.
Lumbar Support Roll. The lumbar roll (or pillow) has a lot of advantages over the chair - primarily cost and portability. Have a look at how a lumbar roll may offer you simple, yet effective, back support as well as some examples for you to look at.
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