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A guide to buying an orthopedic seat cushion

In this day and age, we often find ourselves sitting for long periods of time at our workplace, in the car, or even at home. Something that we do not pay attention to, is our posture. As a result, we suffer from backaches, discomfort and even severe pain. The simplest solution to this problem is using an orthopaedic seat cushion to improve our posture and get relief from back pains. Read on to know more about choosing the right orthopaedic cushion for yourself.

Cushion material

Seat support cushions are made of different materials:
Regular foam cushions These are made of nylon foam pads or polyurethane foam, which eases the pressure on the back. They come either in a washable cotton/polyester cover or in a polysuede cover and are available in a wide price range. Memory foam
Memory foam is aptly named as it ‘memorises’ the body contours of the person and conforms to that shape for maximum comfort and pain relief. Memory foam is on a higher price range than regular foam. Gel foam These cushions are made of a special copolymer, which not only provides support, but also eliminates painful pressure points. Gel foam is very effective, and also slightly expensive.

Cushion type

Chair seat cushion
This type of cushion is simple and effective. Placed in the seat, it keeps the hips elevated and the back posture correct. If it is portable, you can carry it to work and also use it for car seat support. Wedge cushion If you have a tender coccyx area from extended periods of sitting, then a wedge cushion is perfect for you. It prevents slumping, and tilts your back and hips the right way. Wedge cushions are easily portable. They can provide car back support, comfort on air planes, boats and at home. Lumbar cushion These cushions provide good support to your lumbar or your lower back region. This lumbar back support provides stability to prevent poor posture and back pains. There are fixed lumbar massage cushions available, as well as regular portable lumbar cushions. Back seat cushion This type of orthopaedic cushion provides for the entire back, including the lumbar and coccyx. It builds spinal strength, while sitting down. You can adjust the pelvic angle, posture position, and back curvature. Adjusting the pressure makes it very comfortable and therapeutic. To sum it up
Backaches are usually the signals of a weakening spine. Poor posture should not come in the way of a strong and healthy back. Orthopaedic seat cushions are the perfect way to maintain the right posture wherever you are. Choose the right one, suiting your needs.

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