Lumbar Supports for posture


I tried to do a search but could not find any answers. I am interested in knowing if anyone has used a lumbar support belt to help encourage ww posture. Training the body muscles to do the work is the priority but when you need a little help can a lumbar support be helpful? Thanks for your answers. NFP

I'm not too familiar with these, but most of the images I found on-line looked quite snug through the waist and belly. Can you give us a link to what you're referring to, because what I'm seeing doesn't look particularly prolapse-friendly. - Surviving

I bought a lumbar roll for low back support on It is called the Original McKenzie Lumbar Roll. This was on the recommendation of my husband's physical therapist. He had been suffering with hip pain only to find out when he saw an orthopedic surgeon that his hips are fine. The x-rays showed his problem is with the lumbar spine. The doctor recommended physical therapy. He needed to improve his posture so all his therapy is concentrated on the lumbar spine. After 6 physical therapy sessions there is definite improvement. It was on this site that they had numerous lumbar support belts some with magnets. I used my husband's lumbar roll while sitting and found it really helps keep the back straight. Then I was thinking about long walks and hiking and would the lumbar support belt be helpful. However, you made a good point about it not being prolapse friendly. If you go on Amazon. com and check out lumbar support you will find the products. There are so many of them that they are confusing. This is why I asked if anyone has used a lumbar back belt support. Thanks Surviving.

Women have a more pronounced lumbar curvature than men. I would definitely agree with the idea of supporting the lower back with something while driving or sitting in any other kind of seat that forces you to sit back in a bad position....meaning a position that flattens your lower spine. All kinds of travel are notorious for this.

Whenever possible, though, try to sit using the strength of your spine. When I'm at work, I'm sitting forward and my back is nowhere near in contact with the back of the chair. That's where a lumbar support cushion would be of no use anyway.

As for those support belts, as I said, most of the images I saw were very snug about the waist and/or belly. Maybe this is OK for a man, less so for a woman, and certainly not for a prolapsed woman. I fear it would be difficult to maintain posture. - Surviving

Sounds reasonable. Thanks Surviving