Did you know that low back pain conditions are thought to be the leading cause of disability worldwide? Nearly 1 in 10 people across the globe are said to suffer from an aching lower back. In fact, at some time in each of our lives, every one of us will experience back pain. It affects people of all ages, races, sex and socioeconomic group. Often the cause is unclear, although there can be factors that make it more likely that you will suffer from back pain. Whatever the cause, if you suffer from back pain, you may well be in need of help. Often getting the best orthopedic seat cushion can be a real help. So take a look at our review to see what these orthopedic cushions can do for you, and which to look out for.
Orthopedic seat cushions are shaped, foam cushions designed to be used on your chair; office chair, dining chair, car seat. They open the angle between the body and the lower leg to relieve back pain. We've assessed the top three based on how well they do this job, keep their shape and are practical to move around from seat to seat.
Coccyx Orthopedic Comfort Foam Seat Cushion by Xtreme Comforts
( 4.5 out of 5.0 )
Restoration Coccyx Memory Foam Seat Cushion
( 5.0 out of 5.0 )
Aylio Coccyx Orthopedic Comfort Foam Seat Cushion
( 4.4 out of 5.0 )
What these foam cushions all do, is open the angle between body and upper leg. But why? Well, sitting with your legs at a 90 degree angle or less can cause your body to strain at the hip joint. You can relieve this by rotating your pelvis backwards. This will then flatten out the natural inward curve of the lumbar spine, putting increased pressure on the inner surfaces of the lumbar disks. Orthopedic s?e?at cushions can be a big help in reducing this. Simply by encouraging more of an angle between body and upper leg. What's more, they can be used on any hard surface, are portable and can make a massive difference to your everyday back pain issues.
It is important to invest in an orthopedic seat cushion that will last. The best ones will cost more. Because they're made of the best foam that will hold its shape. This is what you need, but you will pay a little more for it. Worth it though!
Some of these things you would think would come as standard on all orthopedic seat cushions. But they don't. So when buying your orthopedic seat cushion, be sure to check all of these boxes are ticked.
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It is probably also worth checking with your health advisor first. Is this what you need for your back pain? Will this be the answer?
There are so many different options out there to help you to be more comfortable in your daily life. As well as orthopedic seat cushions, there are other types of cushions including lumbar supports and seat and back units. Be sure to check these out as you may benefit from a different option. Ask your health professional for their opinion on what could help you reduce pain the most.
Lumbar supports are another option. They are foam or air-filled and are shaped cushions which are designed to fill in and support the natural inward curve of your lumbar spine. You don' sit on them! The rest between the back support of your chair and your lumbar spine.
Finally you can get a seat and back support unit. This is a combined seat and back unity. They are linked with a hinge, work well on all types of seating from car to theatre seats to churn pews to sofas.
If you feel, having spoken to your healthcare professional, or may tried out a friend's orthopedic seat cushion that having your own cushion will help with your back pain then do read on! We have a great top three here.
Love how many conditions this is designed to treat. It can provide support and comfort while reducing pressure on the tailbone and coccyx, and encouraging healthy posture. The cushion can help to support recovery from lower back problems such as herniated discs, sciatica, tailbone damage, pregnancy back pain, hip pain, hemorrhoids and any other spinal issues or discomforts. So it does a lot!
Aside from the fundamental feature - high quality, long lasting high density foam (a must with any orthopedic seat cushion) we love the other features of this product. The non-slipper rubber bottom grip is great on certain surfaces like dining chairs. The removable and washable covers are a must for many. And to top it off the product has a 30 day satisfaction guarantee. Long enough to ensure that you know this is the right orthopedic seat cushion for you. A really great buy. Can't really fault it.
There really is very little to say to improve this product. Being 17" wide it will fit into any airline or public transport seat. But only just! Also it isn't the cheapest available, but in terms of value for money it is right up there!
Another high quality orthopedic seat cushion. Love it for comfort and durability of foam. A great product, with an amazing satisfaction guarantee.
Another orthopedic seat cushion designed to help with pain, numbness of sitting for a long time. It is suitable for anyone with sciatic pain or damage, tailbone injuries, people in need of postural help or spine alignment, disc problems (herniated, bulging, slipped or prolapsed), as well as piriformis syndrome sufferers, those with lumbosacral spondylosis, Fibromyalgia or degenerative disc diseases.
We loved the non-slip feature of our first placed orthopedic seat cushion. However, with the 2 year satisfaction guarantee you can always buy this product and see if that's an issue for you. Because it is dependent on which surfaces you use the cushion. Also, this cushion was a bit of a squeeze on cabin airline seats. So if you're planning to use it for air travel, it may not be idea.
We loved how comfortable this orthopedic seat cushion was. Another product made from a great high density foam that will last.
We loved the comfort this orthopedic seat cushion gives, even on the hardest of surfaces. Definitely made from very high quality foam.
The product does have a slightly different design from the other two featured. It is quite thick and kind of slopes upwards at the end of the seat cushion. This can (especially for smaller framed users) cause discomfort at the back of the thighs as it did kind of dig in.
The Restoration Orthopedic seat cushion just had the lot. Satisfaction guarantee up to 6 months (more than long enough to know if it works!), high density and quality foam, removable and washable covers, fits anywhere easily and a non-slip rubber bottom making it perfect for wooden, plastic and metal chairs. Loved it and couldn't recommend it enough.
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