Back Support Cushions
Let’s be honest. Not everybody can afford a state of the art ergonomic office chair. And the majority of office chairs do a bad job supporting the body. So what do you do if you sit stuck with a bad office chair? Are you doomed and need to suffer in silence for the rest of your office going life.
Not at all.
There is a very good and inexpensive solution – the back support cushion. It is one of the best investments and I am sad to say under-utilised support items for your back.
The benefits of a back support cushion.
- You can take it anywhere. Whether you fly to the other side of the world, sit in the office or sit in the peak traffic the back support cushion can always be with you. You never have to deprive your back of this little luxury (or should I say necessity?)
- Many come with a built in massage. A lot of sitting make the muscles tense, it makes them tired and also slows down blood circulation. A massage soothes and relaxes tired and aching muscles – it also gets the blood flow flowing. And a lot of times back pain disappears when the tension in the muscles disappear. An added benefit … it feels pretty good too.
- They are pretty inexpensive. You buy a lot of comfort for a relative few dollars.
- A good cushion does a very good job of supporting your back. In many cases just as good or even better than an ergonomic chair.
Next let’s examine…
What to look for in a Back Support Cushion
- A cushion that follow the natural curve of your back – all the way from the upper back down to your hips. A lot of cushions provide support for the lower or upper back only. You can get the whole package for pretty much the same price. Don’t cheat your own back.
- A cushion with wrap around side that hug your body (hey everybody enjoys a hug every now and again). The wrap around sides increases comfort and provide maximum support.
- A cushion with a spinal channel. This ensures no pressure is exerted on your delicate spine when you sit.
- Breathable fabric. The last thing you want is a hot and moist cushion.
- The upper shape of the cushion should not inhibit the movement of you arms in any way.
- A tapered bottom to fit upper buttocks and hips.
Just one last word of warning. Hide your back support cushion when you leave for home at night or you may find that the rep that pops in once a week just took it for a test drive and conveniently forgot to bring it back. Be warned.