Do you spend hours working in a seated position? Perhaps you often have an achy back? Or do you experience neck and shoulder pain when working at a computer? If any of these scenarios describe you, you may benefit from some additional support in the lumbar region of your spine.
The lumbar roll back support cushion promotes normal alignment of your low back when you’re in a seated position. If you look at the spine from the side you’ll see it has an S shape, with the spine curving inwards at the low back, out at the middle back, and forward again at the neck.
When we sit for long periods of time we have a tendency to hunch over, causing the lumbar spine to drop backwards, reversing its natural curve and loosening the lumbar region of the spine. In this slumped position the muscles at the bottom of the back are stressed, causing the lumbar discs to press on your nerves. To make matters worse, when your lumbar spine curves backwards your chin has to lean forward, which can often cause neck and shoulder pain.
There is a simple way to help relieve some of the stress caused by the lumbar spine. The lumbar roll pillow straps to most chairs and guides your spine back into the correct position, thus relieving some of the pain in your back. Lumbar roll pillows can be purchased through our store and if you have additional questions on how the roll works, one of our therapists would be happy to assist you. Sitting all day can cause stress on your body, let’s keep those spines aligned!