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Sitting Comfortably On Your Couch or Chair With a Lumbar Pillow
Minor low back pain can be affected by how we sit and whether or not there is true lumbar support positioned where it can be beneficial.
So how do I know what size or style of lumbar pillow will work best and what type of filling will be most comfortable for me?
Because there are so many physical conditions causing back pain, every person has their own specific solution to create ideal comfort for themselves. A trial and error approach of what feels best using a variety of lumbar pillow types, would be worthwhile.
The best solution for me was a smaller, firm roll pillow positioned low to my back. Ahaaa…much better! May you find something that works well for you.
Link about the spine by Spine-health:
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