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How to Choose the Lumbar Support Pillow That’s Right For You

How to Choose the Lumbar Support Pillow That’s Right For You

With so many people suffering from back pain today, there are a number of products that have been developed to help alleviate it.  The lumbar support pillow is one of the simplest and most effective ways to deal with back pain while seated.  Whether in your car during a long commute or at your desk throughout the work day, a lumbar support pillow takes the strain off of your lower back and makes it easier to stay seated for long periods of time.

Choosing the right lumbar support pillow for your needs is vital to ensuring you stay free of annoying back pain.  There are many different types of lumbar support pillow on the market made of various types of fabric and filling to give you just the right support.  A good lumbar support pillow should be solid enough to support your lower back properly while also having enough give to be comfortable.

One of the most popular types of lumbar support pillow is a memory foam pillow.  Using the same type of material that is famous for memory foam mattresses, these pillows conform easily to your back and provide good support while also being very comfortable to use.  Memory foam bounces right back after being used so that it does not wear down easily and can be used by multiple people without losing its shape.  A memory foam lumbar support pillow is a good choice for just about any need.  It works great in the car as well as in any sort of chair.  It also makes a great travel pillow for airplanes.

Another type of lumbar support pillow you will encounter is a buckwheat filled pillow. The buckwheat hull filling conforms easily to the back and you can even adjust the amount of filling on some of the models available to suit your needs.  Buckwheat also breathes easily, making these pillows comfortable to use without overheating the back.

An inflatable lumbar support pillow is a good option for someone who travels a lot and needs a pillow that won’t take up much space and is easy to carry around.  These pillows can also be inflated to just the right comfort level for your personal preferences.  They can be deflated for easy packing and carrying in a purse or briefcase.  Although they are very convenient, many people find an inflatable pillow less comfortable than some of the other options.

There are a number of other types of lumbar support pillow on the market with a variety of natural and synthetic fillings.  The best way to find out which one is best for you is to test them out.  Ask to use a chair in the store and sit down with each one in turn.  While it won’t tell you how the pillow will feel in the long term, you should be able to tell immediately which ones you like and don’t like.

The right lumbar support pillow will make a huge difference in your level of back pain and make it easier for you to get your work done or handle a long drive.  

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