Lumbar Supports – Often Neglected

Lumbar supports are a great tool for those who are in a seated position for a long duration. This includes those seated at work, on car rides or on plane rides. A lumbar support can be a cushion, or even a rolled towel that is placed behind the lower back. This will take some pressure off you lower back and make it more difficult to slouch resulting in poor posture. It restores the natural curvature of your back promoting better posture.

Consequences of poor posture:

1. More pressure on discs in between the vertebrae of your back
2. Postural muscles will be more easily fatigued.

From Flickr by Gubatron taken on April 5, 2010