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Old 12th October 2016, 16:48   #1
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I searched the forums and was quite surprised to see that there was no thread dedicated to this. If I missed out on anything obvious, I'll be happy if any of you can point me to the right thread. Most of the posts are about the built-in lumbar support feature in the seats, but that is not what I'm looking at. I have such a thing in my XUV and it is not enough. I'd like to add an accessory to the seat such that it supports my lower back better than the built in feature.

Something like this (please ignore the brand etc., I just pulled it off Amazon):

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Have any of you used anything like this? Are they any good? If so, do you have any recommendations?
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I searched the forums and was quite surprised to see that there was no thread dedicated to this. If I missed out on anything obvious, I'll be happy if any of you can point me to the right thread.
I have a bad back and a car with very poor lumbar support (Amaze).

I've already tried the cheaper ones on Amazon - they sort of work but don't mold themselves to your back and are so thick that your seating posture goes very forward (I'm quite tall so that's a problem).

This lot is much more expensive and works well. I use the lumbar support pillow - and I also use a cheaper (obscure brand - vheelocity or something) neck pillow and bead curtain that I got off Amazon.

http://www.godrejinterio.com/godrej/...ubsubcatid=707
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Hi Stryker,
I am also having back pain, and a year ago picked up following item from Snapdeal:

https://www.snapdeal.com/product/hea...back%20support

It is uncomfortable on long drives, as full spine is not supported. Upper spine is free than your lower back.

I suggest, take a demo with the product hserus has mentioned, it gives full support to your entire spine. Can request a demo at their shops around the city. For the item you have mentioned, I think you can take a demo from a good car accessory shop. You must be comfortable at your seat and feel little push at lower back from the support.

P.S. Do consider your driving position. After positioning the support, seat needs to be adjusted little backwards.

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I searched the forums and was quite surprised to see that there was no thread dedicated to this. If I missed out on anything obvious, I'll be happy if any of you can point me to the right thread. Most of the posts are about the built-in lumbar support feature in
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I had picked a backrest for my car from Canada in 2013. Mentioned it in another post. Link : http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...ml#post4044590 (Hyundai Creta : Official Review).

In case you can get something like this, i can vouch it is very comfortable and does support the lower back very well. Have driven continuously for 8 hrs a couple of times with this, which, at my age that is more than par for the course.

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This lot is much more expensive and works well. I use the lumbar support pillow - and I also use a cheaper (obscure brand - vheelocity or something) neck pillow and bead curtain that I got off Amazon.

http://www.godrejinterio.com/godrej/...ubsubcatid=707
Thanks for the link, hserus. I didn't know Godrej had a product like this. I will check with a local dealer, but knowing how Godrej operates I won't be surprised if the dealer is also not aware of it!
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I have tried these before. I felt each of them is designed for a certain problem/pain area and if you have a slightly different pain area, they may not be right fit for you. I get a pain at the lowest part of my spine and couldn't find a suitable accessory. I use a small soft pillow now and works well for me. Without it, the pain is back instantly.
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The main thread on back pain has a lot of useful tips, including avoiding low slung cars, those with unsupportive seats, stiff suspensions, exercises for your back and more - Link (Severe back pain and driving!). Also remember, seats that are too soft can cause terrible back pain. E.g. the Civic's regular fabric seats (V-variant's leather ones are better).

If you don't find the perfect lumbar attachment in the after-market, you could get your seat beefed up at a competent upholstery shop.

And the next time you buy a car, get one with adjustable lumbar support .
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The main thread on back pain has a lot of useful tips, including avoiding low slung cars, those with unsupportive seats, stiff suspensions, exercises for your back and more - Link (Severe back pain and driving!).

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And the next time you buy a car, get one with adjustable lumbar support .
Thanks for the link, GTO. I will go through the thread, but it seems pretty old considering the last post in it was nearly two years ago. Anyway, the discussion seems relevant even if it is not about the product.

Incidentally, my XUV does have adjustable lumbar support, but I feel it is just not enough. My lower back pain has increased of late, which is why all this need.
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Stryker, I had picked up two of these from Amazon, I think a couple of years ago. One for my office chair, in the pic and one for the car. The office support is held in place by a rope and the whole thing covered by a towel, while the one in the car is held in place by a bead cover, which in turn is held in place by some string. I find it pretty useful as it gives very good support for my lower back, until it starts sliding down between the seat base and back, when I need to pull it back up.

I didn't have any problem during the 14 years I drove my Qualis but the Ford does cause backaches after a long ride. As someone mentioned in the other thread, its because of the ergonomics of the seat-steering wheel-pedals combination.

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I use the following for the lumbar support during my highway runs in my Punto:

https://paytm.com/shop/p/transval-hc...4%7Cproduction

I find it very useful as it bridges the gap between our lower back and the seat. Also, it gets integrated with the seat very easily, thanks to its cylindrical design and provides a lot of comfort.
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I use the following for the lumbar support during my highway runs in my Punto:

https://paytm.com/shop/p/transval-hc...4%7Cproduction

I find it very useful as it bridges the gap between our lower back and the seat. Also, it gets integrated with the seat very easily, thanks to its cylindrical design and provides a lot of comfort.
can you click a snap of how this will look integrated with the seat?

Also I would love something like this in beige
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My car has an adjustable lumbar support ( Stock Recaro seat). The seat is so comfortable and good for back that, I get uncomfortable sooner I sit in other cars. Specifically, when I visit India and drive my Punto.

I had checked Carpoint lumbar support which is locally available here in Dubai. It was comfortable.

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Stryker, I had picked up two of these from Amazon, I think a couple of years ago. One for my office chair, in the pic and one for the car. The office support is held in place by a rope and the whole thing covered by a towel, while the one in the car is held in place by a bead cover, which in turn is held in place by some string. I find it pretty useful as it gives very good support for my lower back, until it starts sliding down between the seat base and back, when I need to pull it back up.

I didn't have any problem during the 14 years I drove my Qualis but the Ford does cause backaches after a long ride. As someone mentioned in the other thread, its because of the ergonomics of the seat-steering wheel-pedals combination.

Hope this helps,
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AFAIK, this should be placed in reverse to how it is now, to enable it to retain the shape of the spine. There is a loop as well when you place it in the other direction which will go behind the car (or) any other seat.

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No Arvind, this is the correct way. What is not so evident in the pic is the netting over the entire frame that actually supports the back. Trust me, three of my office colleagues also use them and all vouch for it.
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can you click a snap of how this will look integrated with the seat?

Also I would love something like this in beige
Sure I will take the pic and attach tomorrow. I use it only for highway runs so I will have to attach it to the seat. BTW I got blue coloured one. One negative is that you need to pull your seat a little backwards as you shift a little forward after attaching the support on the seat.
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