Chiropractor Questions Prolonged sitting

Does an ortho cushion work for sitting long hours?

Is it helpful to buy an ortho cushion and keep it on my desk chair for working long hours in the sitting position if there's nothing wrong with me? If not, please suggest an alternative.

9 Answers

Yes, a lumbar support is a great way to maintain better posture when sitting for longer periods of time.
I believe you are referring to a lumbar support cushion for a chair. These are good to use. However, if you have low back pain, the best sitting is with your knees lower than your hips, or by using a backless chair, with a knee support.
I think they can be helpful, but personally prefer McKenzie Lumbar Rolls.
The best approach is to get up and walk around every 30 minutes for 10 minutes.
If it keeps you comfortable and hasn’t led to discomfort, I see no harm.

Hope I helped. Got your back!

Dr. Todd Gewant
You are much better off with a proper fitting 12 hour duty chair, but a really good back support can help; the Therapeutica line is excellent.
Yes, they are great. Here are some good ones:

Keep in mind that there are many great options on the web.

Dr. Cedrick Noel, BSN, DC, FABCDD, DACNB
Yes, it would work -- better than no cushion at all.
This is fine to do as long as the cushion encourages good upright posture. I recommend finding a cushion that is approved by the ACA (American Chiropractic Association).