Chair Pillow

Most back support pillows are focused on where the majority of low back pain occurs around the lumbar area. How you sit affects the neck, and many back pain problems are caused by wear, tear and abuse that occur over a long period of time. Back pain doesn’t happen because of one single traumatic injury or event. Statistics show that some 80 percent of repetitive stress disorders, particularly in the lumbosacral area, are a result of fatigue, poor posture, and exhaustion. Here is where chair pillows come in to help prevent postural stress while relieving pressure and pain. This is where a chair pillow might come in handy.

Your spine’s center of gravity  is located at the lumbosacral area. The act of sitting produces a large amount of pressure on the disc. Back support or chair pillows can help prevent misalignments from normal posture. Misalignments often result in dysfunction in the body and can cause a serious degree of back pain. The lack of adequate support by chairs, seats and sofas are sure to give you an unbalanced posture. This flattens your lower back curve and levers the head forward causing the poor posture.

Poor posture. Fatigue. Exhaustion. These are the 3 horsemen of the low back pain apocalypse. Try sitting for long periods of time at work or when traveling without back support and you will realize this painful truth. Try hauling heavy objects like luggage and children through airports and hotels. Try sleeping in unfamiliar beds and pillows. These can leave you desperately seeking relief for your lower back. Back support chair pillows may be mere accessories but they can save the day for you.

Whether you travel or sit behind a desk for a prolonged period  will fatigue your back muscles. Eventually, you slip into a poor or slumped posture. Sitting involves disc pressures that are actually  greater than standing. When you slump forward or backward, you magnify the pressure on your back. Using back support pillows can reduce disc pressure and relieve strain on your back muscles.

When you  use a back support pillow to help maintain an upright position while sitting, the disc pressure can be reduced by as much as 100 lbs. when  compared to a slumped forward posture. Additionally, Ergonomic Expert Studies claim that car driving is associated with the risk of developing low back pain. This may be related to exposure to vibration of your whole body. The study found that using a movable back support reduces the transmission of the vibration through the trunk. Conclusion: movable back support  reduce low back muscle strain. It works similarly to correct your posture like with a posture corrective brace, and a back support brace.

While you sit, tilt the back-rest of the chair  slightly backward at an angle of 95-105º. A seat that is too low places stress on the ischial tuberosities (sit bones). A seat that is too high places pressure on the thighs. If your seat does not have an adjustable height, you may need to use a footrest. The edge of the seat should not touch the back of your knees. The angle of the seat should be slightly forward to help maintain the normal curvature of the low back. There are as many different body shapes and seating types as there are different styles of back support pillows . While foam comfort supports are common, others use fiber, rigid plastic or air bladders. You may also want to check out the bolster pillow, cervical pillows, neck cushion and the knee pillow.