Bad back? Most, if not all of us, have experienced back pain at some point in our lives. It can be triggered by a number of things such as lifting incorrectly, slipping or falling over, and poor posture.
You may be surprised to hear that sitting actually requires a great deal of muscular effort to keep your body upright. Given the amount of time that we spend nowadays sitting down, having a good sitting posture is more important than ever. Many of us are probably guilty of poor posture when we use our computers - hunched forward and leaning in towards the computer screen. Sound familiar? This has been nicknamed by many doctors and ergonomists worldwide as 'the office chair hunch'.
If you have back pain and feel you need some extra support to help you improve your posture while seated than why not check out our back care product range? We have complied our top ten back care products that can be used at work, home or in the car – all chosen by you using our independent Feefo review system.
1. Posturite 11 Degree Wedge
Our most popular back care product is the 11 degree wedge, which has had our Feefo reviewers raving about why they love this support in their droves. The 11 degree wedge helps to decrease muscle fatigue and pain across the lower back. It tilts the pelvis and the spine to its natural position.
2. Posturite Lumbar Roll
The Posturite Lumbar Roll is also extremely popular with our customers. For starters, when it comes to transporting it around, it’s lightweight and can be attached to not only your office chair but also to your car seat. A common mistake is to forget about posture while driving, which - just like office work, can entail long hours of sitting. Whether you drive for business or commute to and from the office each day, the Lumbar Roll is particularly useful for people who spend long periods driving.
3. MEDesign Backfriend
The MEDesign Backfriend is the perfect companion for travel – it is a combined backrest and seat which can be used in any seat or chair. It is designed to give the correct support to both the lumbar and thoracic regions of the spine and is especially useful for extended periods in a vehicle seat.
4. Posturite Slimline Wedge
Similar to the 11 degree wedge, the Slimline Wedge tilts the pelvis forward to correctly align the spine. Many of you have advised us that you have been using these in your car and finding that you feel better and more supported, which is fantastic to hear.
5. Posturite Curve
Another product with a big thumbs up from you is the Posturite Curve cushion. The curve is slightly larger than the other Posturite supports we've mentioned so far. This cushioned support can be strapped to many types of seat and helps to support your lower back.
6. Posturite Back Support
The Posturite Back Support is a big favourite for use in the home. It is anatomically shaped, which means that it gives lateral as well as lumbar support to ensure pain relief by correct alignment of the spine pelvis and legs. The back support is particularly ideal for the home where soft lounge chairs can provide very poor support. Our top recommendations for this product are for elderly users or for use during pregnancy.
7. Posturite Coccyx Wedge Cushion
The Coccyx Wedge gently rotates the pelvis forward to relieve the strain from the lower back. The coccyx relief recess feature guarantees maximum comfort for injured or bruised coccyx. As with all our other cushions, it comes with a washable velour cover.
8. Posturite Winged Roll
The Posturite Winged Roll provides the support you need exactly where you need it. It offers comfortable support to maintain the inward curve of the lumbar spine. The lateral wings provide side support. A height-adjustable elastic securing strap is also included to suit different user back dimensions.
9. Inflatable Lumbar Support
Dynaspine is a revolution in portable back supports, providing dynamic support for the back through a unique design, preventing symptoms of a bad back. It is particularly helpful if you have muscle aches, nerve pains and tension in your spine or shoulders, which are aggravated by long periods of sitting at your desk or driving a vehicle.
Our customer service team have a wealth of experience in finding you the perfect products, so if you need advice call them now on 0345 345 0010. All of the products listed above come with a 14 day trial period. If within this time period you feel the support you have chosen is not suitable, you may return the item to us for a refund. Please read our product returns page for more information.