Best lumbar supports according to redditors

We found 69 Reddit comments discussing the best lumbar supports. We ranked the 46 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/weazx · 14 pointsr/IWantToLearn

Look into bodywork and exercises such as


Feldenkrais method

Tai chi, Baguazhang, or Xingyi -- martial arts specializing in posture and mechanics



Range of motion, like this or this

Nearly any exercise will help with posture. Do you like to play basketball? Go play. Skateboard? Go skate. The simplest and cheapest exercise -- and IMO the best for posture work -- is simply walking. Go for a lengthy walk multiple times a week, keeping awareness of your balance and mechanical efficiency.

Learn the basics of human anatomy: the shape of the spine from the coccyx to the brain, the major muscle groups, and explore / expand joint range of motion. A little gentle stretching goes a long way to good posture.

In the end, good posture comes down to this: Alignment with gravity at all times. Gaining awareness of how gravity pulls on each piece of your body is very helpful. In advanced stages sometimes it might feel like gravity actually makes you stand upright instead of pulling you down; this is ideal, or close to it.

Semi-advanced knowledge: the body's shape is held through a combination of bone/ligament structure (how we usually think of the body, as a system of levers) and tensegrity. While humans typically build things through the former method, nature almost always build things according to the latter, so it is an important concept to understand.

The fascia tissue is important in this concept (the thin white 'gristle' you see on your steak). These two clips offer a brief explanation of tensegrity as it relates to the human body. While looking for these clips, I came across this series of exercises. It looks interesting, but I cannot vouch for its effectiveness or ineffectiveness.

edit also, you may want to look into getting a new chair. 99% of desk chairs are horrible for posture. If you don't want to drop a bunch of cash, you can get something like this instead.

u/LeftMySoulAtHome · 11 pointsr/GirlGamers

Hi! I also have chronic pain/am disabled. I play Steam games with an Xbox One controller with the Windows 10 wireless adapter. (I tried the Steam Controller but it was bulky, not intuitive, and I basically hated it. lol. YMMV.)

I have my tower sitting in this cabinet, which I covered with this film to keep everything hidden. My husband cut out the back of the cabinet to install a fan / make room for the cables to come out of the back.

We used these cord covers to keep everything neat.

I use this wall-mounted swing arm from Amazon for my monitor. I push it toward the wall when I am done. (I put my chair/station in the corner for this to work.)

I sit in an IKEA Poang chair with ottoman, using this lower lumbar cushion and this coccyx cushion.

I use this mouse arm on the Poang chair, these cushions for my elbows, and a beanbag rest for my wrist (for when I have to use the mouse).

My keyboard sits on a shelf beside me and I pull it onto a lap desk (stored under my chair) for when I need to use it.

I also have a wall mount for my Xbox One controller.

I hope that helps! It took me a long time to get something together that keeps my living room still looking like a living room. :)

u/B1gJerm44 · 5 pointsr/costochondritis

Not sure if I’m allowed to post links but here you are .

The Backpod - Premium Treatment for Neck, Upper Back and Headache Pain from hunching over Smartphones and Computers. Also for Costochondritis, Tietze's Syndrome, Asthma and Perfect Posture

u/SepsisRN · 4 pointsr/nursing

I can remember being young and feeling invincible which is how I hurt my back.

Always use lifting aids and additional help.

I use a back brace every shift now: this is my lumbar support brace.

I also use a posture corrector similar to this, I couldn't find the exact brace I use on amazon so I can't recommend this particular brace but I was surprised how much of a difference it made.

Both of these braces take some getting used to, especially the posture corrector but again I was surprised how much of a difference it made.

u/freedlvry · 4 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I usually use something like this. There are a lot of different versions on Amazon

u/neverhadspam · 4 pointsr/Competitiveoverwatch

Bro you don't even need a gaming chair. Just ikea office chair + back support cushion + and a memory butt cushion for back alignment = voila, gaming chair for a 100$

u/areemkay · 3 pointsr/AskWomen

[Back Magic](Back Magic Multi-Level Back Stretching Device

This thing is one of the best back stretchers for an easy stretch after being on your feet all day. I love it!

u/flyingTacoMonkey · 3 pointsr/Posture

The two most important things for those of us stuck at desks all the time are 1) taking regular breaks to move and 2) setting up your space as ergonomically as possible.

Taking breaks is the easiest one. For me, I am constantly drinking water (a couple liters a day), so that means every hour or so I need to get up to either use the bathroom or refill my water bottle. If I don't actually get up and move around, I'll at least check myself once an hour. Sit up straighter, move the neck about a bit and get back to work.

Proper workspace set up is the most helpful in the long run. Monitor placement: you want your monitor set up so the center of it is at eye level - if it's too low (which is what usually happens), put some old books or something below it to raise it up. You also want it at a good distance from you. The trick I was taught by a physical therapist is to sit in your chair and straighten your arm - the monitor should be at your fingertips. My office chair is not ideal, so I invested in a low back support cushion. It makes sure that I'm not flattening out my back too much (usually by pulling my hips forward and slouching). I'm also short so I had to get a cushion to put under my feet since they don't rest flat on the floor - however I doubt this applies to most people.

Good luck, I find that being conscious of your posture and your setup is the biggest part, and you're well on your way to that.

u/Ordered__Chaos · 3 pointsr/NewToEMS

I'm 4'11 - I use a back pillow to help keep me sitting up straight so I can see over the wheel. It's similar to this one.

u/TheCrimsonGlass · 3 pointsr/weightroom

Yeah, but it will be hard to describe them, I'll try to find the sheet and post a picture later tonight. He did prescribe dumbbell rows, which I was doing anyway.

Some things he had me change was to get my posture sitter it, especially while sitting. To facilitate this, he recommended this product for the main places I sit during the day. He also said to not twist my head as far as it will go (left, right, up, or down), because my neck is hyper mobile, meaning I can turn it further than is healthy. Finally he gave me the following stretch: depress right shoulder down, and tilt left ear toward left shoulder, then vice versa. This stretches the trap without hyper extending the neck.

u/Kimmzy94 · 2 pointsr/ehlersdanlos

My hips are the worst too!! My physical therapist recommended I wear an SI belt especially when I’ll be walking a lot, to support my lower back/hips and help them stay in place. She even helped me pick out this one, and said not to bother with the fancy expensive ones (and she was right, this simple one works great!). You wear it around the mid points (in front) of your hips, and the kind of knobby back points of your hips. Tighten up and you’re ready for business. Hope this helps!

Saunders Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Support Belt, Medium (Waist: 32" - 42")

u/electrocuted · 2 pointsr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

I had the same problem until i bought this.

Back used to hurt a lot from sitting on my computer chair. This definitely helps.

u/Typesetter · 2 pointsr/ftm

'nother bigger guy here! --I don't use a manufactured-for-binding binder at all. I use a Mueller brace. I just introduced the guys in my local support group to this, and how to put it on right, and they freakin' love it.
It's this one, if you're curious.

u/Rockleg · 2 pointsr/flying

I took a 150 from SC to NJ and back. Only major addition to the normal fitout was this lumbar support.

Sure it's not fast but if you're building time, who cares?

u/sassmo · 2 pointsr/CascadianPreppers

Here is a 7-liter Camelbak.

u/xWalmartCandyx · 2 pointsr/ChronicPain

I've had this one since February and i love it. I mainly use it for work and it keeps my posture straight and really helps me.

u/squiiints · 2 pointsr/ehlersdanlos
u/Zesty_Pickles · 1 pointr/ToyotaTundra

When I had a car that hurt my back I added this to the seat and it worked perfectly.

u/suckinonmytitties · 1 pointr/ChronicPain

You should ask your PT too! How is your form/posture when bending down to pick up stuff?

Also I like this one for low back only: BraceUP Stabilizing Lumbar Lower Back Brace and Support Belt with Dual Adjustable Straps and Breathable Mesh Panels (L/XL)

u/marnyroad · 1 pointr/Sciatica

I used a rolled up towel for a long time. It definitely worked! I eventually went to one designed specifically for lumbar support, and I definitely noticed a difference in the quality of support. The towel tends to squish down, and lose support after 30-45 minutes, in my experience.

Mine is something like this:

u/livesfortrails · 1 pointr/backpain

My therapist recommended this really basic one because it’s pretty thin so you can wear it all day. Doesn’t bother you while sitting or even lying down. Saunders joint support belt

u/cteters · 1 pointr/simracing

A cheap lumbar support system for longer gaming sessions.

u/NewChallenger13 · 1 pointr/Fitness

In addition to the eat well and sleep well advice, I suggest investing a foam roller. Massage your body with a foam roller (by rolling yourself on it, there's lots of posts about it in this sub) when you get home. I had a 10+ hour day summer job and it definitely helped me unwind after a long day.

I also used a [back brace] ( for support (but make sure you know proper form first!)

u/PsychicWarElephant · 1 pointr/Fitness
u/TheAb5traktion · 1 pointr/ChronicPain

Have you tried something like this?

I have a spinal cord injury and throughout the first year and a half, some seats/surfaces caused incredible pain in my back. The support helped. I also had to bring my own cushion to sit on. Maybe just having a softer surface to sit on might help. So, maybe have a soft pillow/cushion to sit on might help with the pain.

Also, do you wear a belt when you sit? For me, a belt causes lower back pain after a while. Maybe take off or undo your belt when you're sitting. I have to undo mine to relieve some pain.

u/PapaverPanda · 1 pointr/Assistance

No, I don't have insurance, and I don't qualify for any govt insurance either.

LaceIT Pectus Excavatum brace ($350)

Neo-G brace ($80)

u/ilikeboobpillows · 1 pointr/bodybuilding

Hi, hope my anecdotal evidence helps a bit. Take it with a grain of salt, everyone's body reacts a bit differently to an injury.

I herniated a disk in my lower back ~ 10 months ago. After the diagnosis I was in such pain that I didn't do anything back related for a long time. I could barely sit in a 10 minute car ride without having to take a break. About 4 months ago (6 months after injury) the pain had subsided greatly but was still present. I started doing very, very, very basic back work in order to strengthen it. My rationale was that staying off it wasn't working so I wanted to attempt anything to stop the pain.

First Month sets of 10 hypertension, no weight, nice and slow. Threw some planks in there, any core work that didn't aggravate it in any way i attempted. From there I took it about as slow as humanly possible and incorporated deadlifts (9months after injury). Keeping it very light around 135 lb. I'm planning on keeping it at that weight for ~ 2-4 months before i even attempt to put more weight on. I forgot to mention that I wore a back brace for every workout, starting with the hyperextesions. I think that was another crucial part. back brace.

10 Months ago I had a doctor tell me I could never do any workout that involved weight going down on my spine. I looked everywhere for any kind of hope that it wasn't true. I hope my story will give you a bit of hope for your future fitness wise. Just remember to take it slow.

Good Luck!

u/NYSenseOfHumor · 1 pointr/backpain

I'm 25-35 and have had back pain for years, sitting makes it worse and driving is worse than sitting so your experience is typical.

If you have a medical emergency get to an ER and/or call 911 or your national equivalent.

I've found massages help a lot, more than chiropractic in my experience. Massages for me provide longer-term relief and the massage therapist also focuses on secondary symptoms in the arms and legs that can be caused by a radiated nerve.

Since your massage is not until Friday see if you can get a walk-in or at least short notice chiropractic appointment, many have them available for this reason and it might just help carry you over.

If you can get an appointment with your primary care they may write a prescription. You should do this anyway because back problems only get worse.

I've found that wearing a back brace while sitting at my desk helps a lot, [this one] ( is the number one best seller on Amazon for a reason, I wore it all day today.

Make sure to stretch, a lot. I am bad about it when I am working and get into a project but it's important. [Foam rollers] ( are great for before and after work since it may be strange to have in your office.

For while at work, look at these videos on desk stretching from the [Mayo Clinic] (

Heat and/or ice helps too.

u/EntropyOrSloth · 1 pointr/piano

I have a long-term back injury as I was hit by a car while on a motorcycle at 60mph back in 2011 - broke over a dozen bones, screwed up my spine, and have permanent nerve damage. I don't think I was lasting even 60mins on a piano bench. I did two things which had miraculous effects. First, I also put on lower back and upper back braces before sitting down on the piano bench. Secondly, I now sit on a thick memory foam cushion on top of the piano bench. Your mileage might vary, but the combo of these three items has been nothing short of miraculous for me. The other day, I sat 2 straight hours at the piano and there was not even one peep from my back.

u/WetNut420 · 1 pointr/workingatamazon

I work in Inbound for Amazon and occasionally scanning on the floor, I bought this back brace (link bellow). After i started wearing this , i had no back problems/nor pain whatsoever, it really helped me out. Also invest in some work soles and knee brace. YOLO take care of your body.

Mueller 255 Lumbar Support Back...

u/KillerSiren · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Let's be pain free

All I know for all my back pain and my SOs we use the magic back

Its simple too. Lay on it for 5 mins then on the floor for another 5. There should be how to videos on YouTube.

Our back pains are for very different reasons and works for us both. Sometimes one use is enough Sometimes it takes a few days but still worth a shot

u/ExpandingGirth · 1 pointr/CCW

Another thing you might consider is adding a lumbar support cushion to your chair, and mount it slightly higher than you normally would such that the butt of your pistol tucks underneath the pad. I got [this] ( for in the car, and noticed right away that it made my pistol much more comfortable.

u/Draco_Dormiens · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Congrats on the new job! I'm starting a new job next week, although not as glamorous, as a lifeguard so that should be interesting :)

Will your whole family be moving in with you at the hotel? Or is it just you staying there while you work? Just curious!

I decided to pick a couple of things that add up to 30, if that's not ok I can change it. I stalked a little and saw that you were trying to get healthier, so I think this is really important to have, because getting enough water is a really important part of being healthy. I have recently started leading healthier lifestyle and I carry my tumbler around everywhere I go so I always have water to drink and I'm not tempted to drink soda etc. Secondly, if your work allows it, i think this fan is a really good idea to have, because I know lobbies can get really warm and standing most of the day can make you sweat. No one enjoys being more uncomfortable than they have to be at work.

If the two items isn't ok i think this lumbar support cushion would be your best bet, I'm not sure if your work would allow it but it has some amazing reviews and could hopefully lessen a bit of the back pain you're feeling

This zumba cd would be my choice for myself :) or this juicing book

Thanks for the contest! and good luck at work :)

u/TheKisSquared · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I've been having leg spasms, which seems to be attributed to poor posture when sitting at my desk. I also just need to help keep my body in shape while I'm still young so that I'm not in crazy poor shape when I'm older!
This isn't the most urgent need in the world, but this posture pillow on my wish-list is something I've been hoping to buy for myself once my housing situation is figured out more (and my finances along with it).

I'm not the neediest person in the world, and I'll get it for myself eventually, so I want to thank you sincerely for this contest and let you know this is a truly awesome thing you're doing :) If you find my cause noble I would very much appreciate it! Either way, stay classy :)

u/rocknasian · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

This helps me.

It allows for the air (either A/C or windows down) to cool your back while you drive because it keeps your back (obviously) off the back of the seat. Also, it has excellent support, so it helps you practice good posture.

u/ItsMeMoonlight · 0 pointsr/AskDocs

I just got operated for a lumbar disk hernia but it was much worse than yours. But also my problem was L4-L5 as shown into your picture.

I am not a doctor but I spent months of researching and trying to avoid surgery and I just did it right in time before it got worse because it started to affect me more.

I couldn't see your whole MRI gdrive on phone but based on the first photo I see it is a lumbar disk hernia without nerve compression (yet). I can not tell if yours is yet operable or not but for sure your actions will be limited for a very long time (i tried to stay positive and not say forever). You should avoid carying any weight at all and don't jump, don't run, don't do sudden moves. These are the things my doctor said to me. Also, a very good advice he gave me, I suggest you a lumbar chair support for your spine and the position to always be with your body standing on your back as much as you can and not in the 90 degrees position with your ass dirrectly on the chair. That puts a lot of pressure on the already damaged spine and this is why you have these pains. It is a serious matter because you can cause a bigger rupture and the disk can get out more and press on your nerves and trust me you'd chose death before those pains. It is incredibly, horribly painful and please forgive me i don't intend to scare you, i am about your age. I just hope you will learn from my mistakes. I also had an accident and i chosed to ignore the consequences that on the long term got me worse.

If your doctor recommends you surgery, do it. Your young body can heal much faster and on a long term you will be totally fine. Of course you'll go through a period of recovery as I am now, but you will feel much better and your spine will begin to heal.

this is the support i am talking about. Trust me it is so much worth it. You can search for this. My
Doctor recommended me this support and now i use it everywhere, i will use it in my car too when i will drive again!

Stay confident and be optimistic. You will be fine! Follow your doctor's instructions!