All you need to know about Lumbar cushions and why you should buy one
With the increased demand for healthy lifestyle and eating habits, more and more consumers are turning towards, orthopedic approved options for mattresses, cushions and pillows in an attempt to work on their postures, and minimize back problems.
One such feature of the mattress companies that has taken global markets by storm is the Lumbar cushion, owing to its great reputation in helping with spine and back issues. Several world renowned mattress companies in the UAE have also included lumbar cushions in their product like Moreover, companies that initially produced mattress in Abu Dhabi have gone on to develop a whole line of foam cushions that are being used to treat and minimize posture issues.
What are lumbar Cushions
Lumbar cushions are orthopedic cushions, made from foam and fibers that help prevent back pain, strains and sprains, nerve pinching and spinal disk compression; problems caused due to prolonged periods of staying seated.
Long hours of sitting in the office chairs, wheel chairs or driving seats with distorted posture has been reported as one of the leading causes of sciatic pains, and ruptured spinal discs.
How they work
Most people tend to sit in a way that causes most of their upper body weight to fall on their lower backs. Over long periods of time of staying seated this way, the stress on the lower backs may cause pain and discomforts.
When seated without a back cushion, the back of the seat causes the spine to move up against the seat.When a back cushion is placed between the seat and your back, the spine curves up and the torso is pushed up to allow a more upright position.
Placed behind a seated individual’s lower back, a Lumbar cushion works by relieving stress on the lower spine by making individuals sit upright, aligning the spines and causing your weight to be taken off your lower back and distributed over a larger area.
Who should use Lumbar Cushions?
- People who spend hours in their office chairs
- Individuals who use wheel chairs due to disabilities
- People who spend long hours in the driving seat
- Individuals suffering from back strains, sprains and stresses
Why should you buy a lumbar cushion?
Either its long hours at your work desk /in front of computer screens or using wheel chairs for extensive amounts of time, the wrong posture can cause numerous back conditions.
When the posture isn’t right, shoulder and neck pains become more frequent and as the situation worsens, excruciating back pain and other severe conditions like sciatica may take over.
Lumbar cushions, are made from foam and years of research have helped experts develop an ideally shaped cushion that can help minimize stresses on your back.
Where can you find a lumbar cushion?
According to a survey, in UAE people spend an average of 1 hr and 36 minutes commuting. And at the work place, people are spending increased amounts of time in front of computer screens. Workers in the UAE are spending 42.4 hrs per week at their work desks.
The long working hours, and even more tiresome commute, leaves little room to exercise and allow your body to recover from every day stresses. Thankfully, many companies are coming up with reliable and durable products that can help consumers out.
Although a few companies in the UAE have not yet expanded to include lumbar cushions and similar products, most of the companies producing mattress in Abu Dhabi have included a range of similar products; cushions, pillows and mattresses that are engineered to suit specific body needs and requirements.