7 Great Lumbar Pillows to Support Your Back While You Work – Review Geek

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When you are seated, it is important to keep your back well supported. After all, it is a fundamental part of your body and your skeletal structure. A great way to protect it is to use a lumbar support pillow. Here are our top picks.

It’s all too easy to take your back for granted and overlook good posture, especially when you’re working long hours or logging on late at night playing your favorite games. Proper lumbar support goes a long way in maintaining healthy, neutral spinal alignment. While some task chairs and even automotive seats have built-in lumbar support, most do not, and even when they do include it, many people prefer a larger, wider, higher, softer or all of the above.

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Best Overall: Everlasting Comfort Lumbar Support Pillow

Everlasting Comfort Lumbar Support Pillow for Office Chair Back
Eternal comfort

Made from 100% memory foam, the Everlasting Comfort 100% Pure Memory Foam Back Cushion conforms perfectly to your back. It has an ergonomic design, ensuring that its contoured structure supports you whether you place it along the back of a chair to relieve the neck, upper, middle, chest or lower back. It doubles perfectly as a posture corrector, to align you better than before.

On a practical level, the cushion has two adjustable straps, so it’s simple to attach it firmly to the back of your seat, without any risk of slipping when you use it. There is an extension strap when you want to attach it to a car seat as well. Soft and comfortable, it’s sure to help relieve your spine issues.

Best overall

PREMIUM AND DURABLE: Xtreme Comforts Lumbar Support Cushion.

Xtreme Comforts Lumbar Support Pillow
Extreme comfort

One of the more expensive options here, the Xtreme Comforts Memory Foam Back Support Cushion is an example of “you get what you pay for.” There’s the typical issue of 100% memory foam supporting your back, but there’s the addition of a removable breathable hypoallergenic bamboo zippered cover that not only makes things more comfortable, but means also that it is easy to throw it in the washing machine when needed.

An elastic strap helps you attach it to chairs and seats with confidence, with a dual 4-point system that keeps the cushion secure at all times. There’s also a protective carry bag for whenever you need to carry your cushion with you. He’s an all-around winner.

Premium and durable

Small and light: Relax Support lumbar pillow

RELAX SUPPORT RS1 lumbar support pillow

Smaller than most, the Relax Support Lumbar Pillow is great if you want something a little lighter that you can place right where you need it most. The small pillow has adjustable straps so you can easily modify it and move it around your seat to make everything just right.

Made from memory foam and with a washable cover, it’s the perfect size to take on a trip. If you’re the type of person who doesn’t want overly thick support but rather a soft addition to your back, this is the pillow for you.

Small and light

A Firmer Choice: DMI Lumbar Support

DMI lumbar support pillow for chair to help with back support

If you’re on a budget or looking for firm cushion support, memory foam is no good. Instead, try something like the Duro-Med Lumbar Support Cushion. It is made from sturdy orthopedic foam that provides better heat dissipation than traditional memory foam. There’s a washable cover with an alignment strap so you can line things up just right.

As an added touch there is also a wooden lumbar support board which you can tuck into the cushion if needed in order to firm up the back of the existing chair. If you’re looking for firmer support than most, this is the cushion for you.

A firmer choice

A Stylish Choice: Desk Jockey Lower Back Support Cushion

Desk Jockey Lower Back Pain Lumbar Support Cushion
office jockey

Eschewing the black of all the other cushions here, the Desk Jockey Lower Back Lumbar Support Cushion comes in a distinct gray color with a velor exterior that keeps it comfortable and stylish. Compared to others, it looks much more like a regular cushion, but it’s much better than that.

Thanks to its 100% memory foam interior and its machine washable cover, it does the job admirably. There is an adjustable strap which is also expandable, as well as a storage and travel bag when traveling with it. It covers all the bases, while looking sharp.

An elegant choice

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