Back pain during and after sitting affects millions of people worldwide. Many of them are healthy individuals who just find sitting uncomfortably; others are already being treated for their back pain.
Much of the discomfort is due to poor seat design but it also depends on the activity you are undertaking while seated.
Your angle of vision, the load in your hands and shoulders, the operation of levers or pedals (in a vehicle or plane) can all lead to postural stress on the back. It is unlikely that there will be a seat design exactly right.
To prevent backache, a backrest should take the weight off the spine up to mid-shoulder level; the curve of the low back support must fit you properly and prevent your pelvis from rolling back.
The inclination of the backrest preferably is adjustable. The thickness of the backrest should not reduce the depth of the seat.
- Portable sitting support can redefine your seat’s height, contours, and angles.
- Back supports work best for upright and reclined activities such as driving, at the computer or workstation, and relaxing.
- Adaptable – portable comfort when travelling (bus, train, plane or car), truck drivers, forklift operators, machinery operators, at home, in the office, cinema, church, and as your own orthopaedic seat at the outdoor concert or sports event.
This item may be funded by ACC (Simple Equipment List Item), NDIS or health insurance