A great many of the patients I see have acute and chronic low back pain. Just like life, low back injuries have ups and flow in the recovery stage. We can get you well during an office visit, but you still have to go and live your life.
One major difficulty in recovery is that much of our lives today involves sitting. Sitting can irritate or even make low back injuries worse. Most times there is no way to avoid it. Constant sitting increases the risk of disk and spinal injuries. With slow recovery and abnormal sitting posture, pain and spinal degeneration begin earlier in life.
I once bruised my tailbone in a snowboarding accident, so I know how difficult it is not being able to sit comfortably for four months straight. That is where the Bael Wellness Seat Cushion comes in to solve the problem.
Sitting puts an increased amount of pressure on your spine. That pressure is absorbed at a few particular points in the pelvis and low back. They are often key areas for unresolved low back, sciatica, and tailbone pain. Pressure in those areas of your seat for long periods of time creates more irritation and inflammation, and slows down the recovery process.
After using Bael Wellness Seat Cushion to distribute pressure away from those points, many people have reported reduced pain, better balance, and improved posture while sitting. Along with improved posture, the cushion also creates low back stability and low back support for better healing.
If you’re a student or a pregnant mother…if you drive for work or sit long hours at a desk…if you have sciatica, tailbone pain, hemorrhoids, or simply wish to improve your posture while sitting, I highly recommend the Bael seat cushion. Use it in your car, at home, at the office, or even while flying.
In addition to using a quality ergonomic seat cushion, patients can take other steps to improve their lower back health. Research has shown that simple fidgeting improves blood flow while sitting. Encourage them to get up and move every 30 minutes when sitting for long periods. Movement hydrates the disks in the spine and keeps blood flowing to provide important nutrients. That means quicker recovery and prevention of injury altogether.
So encourage your patients to keep moving. Movement is life.
Bael Wellness Seat Cushion for Sciatica, Coccyx, Orthopedic, Tailbone and Back Pain
- Firm support orthopedic coccyx support cushion
- Heavy duty & high density resilient Grade A memory foam
- Firm support & medically proven cylindrical panel design
- Thermosensitive high quality organic memory foam
- Works on any seat
- Corrects postures
- Easily washable and removable velour cushion cover
- Provides natural balance ball effect
- Treats back pain naturally
- Size: 18.2 x 3.3 x 14.4 (inches) – Weight 1.8 lbs.
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For Further Reading:
Huang M, Hajizadeh K, Gibson I, Lee T. Analysis of compressive load on intervertebral joint in standing and sitting postures. Technol Health Care. 2016;24(2):215-23. doi: 10.3233/THC-151100. PubMed PMID: 26484885. One. 2016 Aug 17;11(8):e0160959. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0160959. PubMed PMID: 27532610; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4988632.
Hagger-Johnson G, Gow AJ, Burley V, Greenwood D, Cade JE. Sitting Time, Fidgeting, and All-Cause Mortality in the UK Women’s Cohort Study. Am J Prev Med. 2016 Feb;50(2):154-60. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2015.06.025. PubMed PMID: 26416340.
McManus AM, Ainslie PN, Green DJ, Simair RG, Smith K, Lewis N. Impact of prolonged sitting on vascular function in young girls. Exp Physiol. 2015 Nov;100(11):1379-87. doi: 10.1113/EP085355. PubMed PMID: 26370881.