Back support pillows can be a great way to help reduce back pain and increase comfortablity for people who suffer from back pain. Generally speaking, the people who most can benefit from using back lumbar support pillows include:
1) People who sit in the same position for a prolonged period of time
2) People who have a habit of laying down in certain positions for prolonged periods, or on a night basis.
Fortunately, if you fall into one of these (or both of these) categories you do have options to help relieve some of this back pain. Remember, living with back pain is one of the worst things to have to deal with, so it’s important to do all that you can to get rid of and to prevent such pain from occurring.
A good back support pillow, or lumbar support cushion, should first and foremost relieve (at least a little bit) your back pain. They should also make your chair and/or bed more comfortable, but this really is a secondary function of the support pillow for your back.
There are several different types of back support pillows that you should try out and consider before you decide on the one that will be best for you:
A lumbar roll support pillow is basically exactly what it sounds like – it’s a very simple roll of polyurethane that has an elastic strap attached to it that you can use to wrap around your chair or car seat. This type of back support is used mostly to relieve lower back pain. They are light-weight, easily portable, and cost less than $25—a great value for what you are getting. One thing to watch for is to purchase a back support roll that has quality material that will hold up over time and maintain its structural integrity. McKenzie makes some of the highest rated lumbar rolls.
Lumbar Back Support Pillow
Back support lumber pillows are another great pillow that people use to reduce back pain. These pillows usually come in a rectangle or wedge shape, and provide excellent support mostly for your upper back. They will also typically come with some type of strap to attach to a chair, and also can be used under your knees or can be placed a the bottom of your chair as a lower back support pillow.
Self Inflating Lumbar Support Pillow
Inflatable back support pillows are great for people who travel extensively via plane or car, are very easily stored, and can provide great back support. Self inflating lumbar pillows can be used to target both upper and lower back pain, and generally are also very inexpensive (you can pick one up for around $20 online at many different retailers). McKenzie also makes some of the highest rated self inflating lumbar supports, which you can find under the name of ‘Airback’.