At some point in our lives, we are unfortunately very likely to experience some sort of back pain. This can be caused by a multitude of reasons, but when you’re in this situation, you are going to want to make it as bearable as possible.
There are many solutions and with most injuries or ailments, using a combination of pain relief aids is going to be more beneficial than sticking to just one thing. So what are the options?
- Visit your doctor, chiropractor or therapist for diagnosis and treatment
- Use hot and cold therapy products to ease the pain
- Use orthopaedic cushions to improve your posture when sitting and to take the weight off, which in turn reduces pressure
- Use orthopaedic cushions to aid in a better nights sleep
IMPORTANT – Before you do use any of these methods/products, ensure that you have taken professional advice from your GP first. Your GP and/or therapist will be able to suggest the right products for your individual situation. If this includes the use of orthopaedic cushions then here is a bit more information into what is available and what they do.
Designed to help relieve discomfort form a sore or bruised coccyx when seated. The ‘horse-shoe’ cut-out area avoids any direct pressure on the coccyx, allowing the user to sit right back in a chair and benefit from sitting with improved posture. This cushion can be used in almost any type of seat, at home or in the office. Easily carry this lightweight cushion using the handle provided.
Designed to help relieve discomfort for sore or bruised coccyx when seated. The ‘horse-shoe’ cut-out area avoids any direct pressure on the coccyx, allowing the user to sit right back in the chair and benefit from sitting with improved posture. This cushion can be used in almost any type of seat, at home or in the office and is recommended by many in the medical profession.
Please note that this product is not suitable for placement in car seats due to the width. Easily carry this lightweight cushion using the handle provided.
Designed so that the users spine is in its natural, balanced position when seated. Using this cushion ensures that your hips are above your knees, relieving abnormal stresses in the lower spine and relaxing your back. For use on most types of seats at home, work or in the car.
These small and precisely shaped cushions fit behind the small of the back and support the spine in its natural shape. When used correctly this cushion can help prevent neck and back discomfort caused by poor posture. The elastic strap and buckle is designed to fit the cushion to most chairs and car seats.
There are a few different types of ring cushions which are ideal for use when sitting in chairs, wheelchairs or on any flat surface, where you required increased comfort. Ring cushions can help provide the relief of: post-natal discomfort, post-operative pain, haemorrhoids, pregnancy pain relief, bruised coccyx, fractured coccyx (tail bone), hip bursitis, prostrate inflammation, general anal pain and other painful conditions.
Choose from a range of sitting & wheelchair cushions, each of which provide pressure relief and sitting comfort. Select the correct size and material for your needs, with a choice of round and rectangular cushions at varying sizes and materials.