CATEGORY: Lumbar Pillows & Supports
TYPES: Rollers, Mesh, Pads, Memory Foam, Lumbar Supports with Covers, Adjustable & Inflatable Lumbar Supports, Countoured Sleeping Lumbar Supports, Side-to-Side Lumbar Support Cushions w/ Massage, Contoured Cushions for the Back, Medical Lumbar & Back Rest Supports, Entire Back – Seat Cushions
*All brand names are trademarks of their respective owners & used for review(s) & comparison purposes only.
BACK HUGGER PROS:
> There are numerous positive reviews of Back Hugger online. It does appear to work.
> Relatively inexpensive
> Very easy-to-use
BACK HUGGER CONS:
> Only works while being used
> Have to take it with you wherever you sit
> Doesn’t incorporate any form of active muscle stretching or strengthening.
As for lumbar support, as soon as you begin to work at your desk, you tend to lean forward and not use it.
Back Huggers are part of a genre of passive spinal alignment devices (lumbar supports) that you can buy to help realign the spine. They may work while being used but, ultimately, don’t do actively do anything to permanently correct the root cause of poor posture, which is muscle imbalance. They are just temporary fixes. However, we recommend using them in conjunction with the BODY-ALINE, providing that you get the full benefit of them by making a conscious effort NOT to slouch while using them. Once again, it’s still very easy to slouch with a lumbar support in your chair, so make sure that you AND it are positioned properly in order to receive the maximum benefit. Many have asked the questions: “Does lumbar support work?” and “Do lumbar supports & pillows work for back pain?” This analysis summarizes why, in our opinion, the BODY-ALINE is a better & more effective back pain solution compared to even the best lumbar supports & pillows for treating back pain, like the Back Hugger.
A Personal Review of the Back Hugger Lumbar Support Pillow from BODY-ALINE Co-Inventor Jason Bowman…
I use lumbar supports & back cushions like the Back Hugger for road trips because it’s nearly impossible to maintain a good upright posture while driving for long hours on the road. But I don’t use them for daily driving. These products are a fine supplement to any back pain prevention routine because they help you focus on posture while using them and the contoured shape manually aligns your spine; but don’t expect them to do much when you’re not using them. Also, it’s still very possible to slouch while using these items. The BODY-ALINE is a far more sensible answer/choice for lasting back pain relief because it permanently retrains/rebalances posture muscles, thereby, using your body’s own musculature to keep you perfectly upright while sitting in a chair.