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Do Long Car Rides Hurt Your Back?

Do you have a long commute and your back is often killing you by the time you get there? It might have something to do with where and how you're sitting.

Car seat cushions are often uncomfortable and unadjustable. They don't have enough cushion to support the arch in your lower back (lumbar), which will make the muscles in your back and neck ache.

You might want to try a Klass Vaki Back Support Cushion. It can give you the added lumbar support you need.

It helps to protect and relax the muscles in your lower back, when you have to sit for an extended period of time. It also encourages proper posture and keeps the spine in its natural alignment with the extra padding on the sides.

Fit's Tips: You can use it in the car, at the office, and at home - you can even take it to the movies. It's not strapped in, so it can be easily removed and placed on a different seat. For $92, this might be just what your back needs.

Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 10 years
I spilled my tea in my car a couple weeks ago and The Man needed to use it as soon as I got home. I gave him a towel to cover the seat. The next time I went to drive it (in a hurry...late for work as usual), I just sat on the towel. It gave me a little boost and I noticed how I hadn't hunched forward the whole hour like I normally do. So...not like this one, but I think all car seats are different (I drive a Pontiac, which have almost bucket seats) and that's DEFINITELY something I'm keeping in mind the next time I buy a car!!
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
I don't have one of these, but I do have a back cushion for my car, and it does make all the difference. Especially long distance drives.
Fitness Fitness 10 years
I found one that's a little's $80 and made by Tempur-Pedic
amandaaa amandaaa 10 years
where can i find it? is there any other similar brand? $92 is kind of a back kills after long car rides but it's nothing compared to my dad's. he drove a limo twice a week on the weekends for over 16 hours on end. he also had to lift heavy luggage. it ended up really hurting him because now, he's on the couch and doesn't move much anymore. he once tried to tie his shoes and he had to be rushed to the emergency room. i'd love to find out other ways to possibly help him. he thinks it's a kidney stone...hmm...
vrico2005 vrico2005 10 years
This looks great! My seat cushion is old and I think a person much taller and larger than me was sitting there before so I end up hunched over the steering wheel. :FOGEY:
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