The backbone cushion has done amazing things for my back and neck. I’m a very fit 40-year-old runner who had nagging pain for over a year. Physical therapy and yoga helped, but the cushion was a huge part of keeping my posture correct and my back pain-free. Before, I would tighten up after only an hour at my desk or in the car. I recently spent 2 full days in a car and couldn’t believe how great my back felt afterward. This cushion really has been life-changing for me!
I placed the cushion in my car seat and let me tell you, although it feels very different and almost awkward, it is helping me a great deal. I tend to sit with forward cervical deviation which leads me to hunch over when I drive and that is due to the lack of features of my seat. Being that I am driving for most of my work day (and life when living in SoCal) the cushion has so far helped provide the support I need. It feels great! Still trying to adjust to the change, but overall it feels great.
– Laura Manzano
I hope I am never without a BackBone cushion in my car!! What a difference it makes. My back does not hurt after a few hours of driving. And my posture is so much better. Thank you so much for this great idea. I gave your written information to my chiropractor who thought it was a great idea, especially for anyone who does a lot of driving.
I started using the BACKBONE 6 months ago in my office chair due to lower back pain. I have friends who have had terrible outcomes from “supposedly minor” back surgery, so I looked for an alternative. The BACKBONE cushion really works! I have ordered another one for my Truck & will be gifting them to friends with back issues in the future.
I am a bus driver and found the BACKBONE pad to greatly increase comfort. As claimed, it improves seated posture while allowing the arms to hang more freely at your sides. A delightful surprise was the greatly improved isolation from the jolts of streets in bad repair. I had expected that the seat back would not transmit the shocks but found a very welcome benefit beyond the improved posture.
I just wanted to drop you a line and tell you what I think of The Backbone. I LOVE IT!!! I have used it in my bus every day that I’ve worked for the past few weeks. I don’t have that burning pain behind my shoulder blade anymore. I just love this little pillow! My boss asked me today if I liked it, and I said if I ever lost it I don’t know what I’d do. This time when I got my massage, it felt really good, just the way it should have. My massage therapist even said I felt looser! Talk about correct posture being easier!!! Thank you for inventing this cushion!!
I have used the BackBone Cushion now for 3 months and I love it! I have a torn annulus at L4-L5 so my lower back is a constant challenge. The cushion has significantly improved my posture while driving (I am in the car about 2 1/2 hours a day). I am up and about the rest of the day so I am definitely ready for a comfortable drive home. The cushion does this for me. I would recommend the cushion to anyone with back issues.
I am 72 year old King County transit driver with degenerative disc disease & herniated disc in L-2. Pain from spending hours behind the wheel in heavy traffic can be intense! I tried other back support cushions over the years with little relief. The BACKBONE cushion changed all that. It keeps my shoulders & mid-back in right posture throughout the day. I am pain free & have no plans to retire anytime soon. I would recommend it to any bus or truck driver with similar issues. I even use it while sitting at my home office chair in front of the computer.
I have had severe back problems for several years now to the point that I go to a Pain Management Facility for epidural injections to help avoid surgery. Once I heard about the BackBone Cushion, I just had to give it a try. I have been overly pleased with the support it gives my back and also my shoulder which was just operated on. Definitely worth trying!!!
Most days, I work at my computer for 8-10 hours and often walk out of my office with major knots in my upper back. A few years ago, I invested in an $1,100 ergonomic, office chair hoping that would do the trick. It didn’t. My massage therapist taught me that my knots come from my shoulders being rolled forward all day. Although I tried to get in the habit of keeping my shoulders back, I just couldn’t do it… until I got the Back Bone cushion. This amazing cushion keeps my shoulders rolled back for me… all day long. I’m in love with this product!
After 3-4 hours of driving, that usually left my back uncomfortable and fatigued. Once I found and started using the BackBone, I could feel my back properly aligned and supported. This led to my drives being more enjoyable, and my back not feeling sore and exhausted. I’ve ordered BackBone’s for all my vehicles now. The Backbone is a great product.
I have been using the backbone cushion in my vehicle for almost 2 years and wouldn’t drive anywhere without it. I have degenerative disc disease in my neck and my arms go numb if I do not use correct posture. The backbone cushion conforms to my back and settles me into the proper postural position resulting in my shoulders and nectk to return to a healthy alignment. My husband and son-in-law also use the backbone cushion on their office chairs as they are prone to lean forward when using the keyboard causing the neck and shoulders to extend forward and cause back pain. Due to the Backbone cushion, our famiIy now has fewer back and neck issues. We think it is amazing and would highly recommend the backbone cushion for either office or vehicle use.
I used one of the first Back Bone cushions mainly because I was curious to know how it was different than other back supports. I found out immediately how it transforms how I sit and how much longer I can be at my desk without stress of pain to my shoulders and neck. My colleague sat in my chair once and demanded to know where I got the cushion!
As a senior citizen recovering from neurosurgery in my back and legs, I have found the BACKBONE cushion most valuable to my comfort and rehabilitation. I spend many hours sitting or lying in my recliner and, regardless of my position, the BACKBONE remains in place without slipping. As I have been recovering, it has been imperative that I maintain as good a posture as possible for my shoulders and entire back area—-the BACKBONE has exceeded my expectations. For those whose jobs or rehabilitation require long periods of sitting, I can, WITHOUT HESITATION, recommend the BACKBONE. It relieves my fatigue and provides comfort throughout my entire upper body. I am most fortunate to have discovered the BACKBONE. It has allowed me to endure many painful hours during my recovery more comfortably than I had expected.
Since putting my backbone in my car, I’ve notice a huge difference in the pain in my back. I spend a lot of time in my car and I’ve always been self aware of the fact that my posture isn’t great. Since using the backbone my posture is perfect while driving. I thought having the cushion on my seat would make me uncomfortable but it’s the opposite. It’s super comfortable. Since purchasing mine, I’ve purchased one for my significant other. I’d recommend the BACKBONE to you or anyone else you know that has posture issues.
Your Back Bone Cushion really help during recovery. I had my 6th surgery involving my breast, which is common when dealing with breast cancer. I knew from past experience that it would be hard to move around and I would spend the next few weeks sleeping and practically living in my recliner. This time it was different, I had the back bone cushion. Once I was released and moved to my recliner, I had my back bone attached to a regular pillow that was behind my back. The support was great. One of my biggest problems after surgery, being in that recliner, you get very stiff; especially after sleeping. This tends to slow recovery, because you are not only in pain, but you are stiff. This makes it hard to get up and walk or move. With my back bone I really didn’t have that problem this time around. I sleep better in my recliner, I didn’t wake up stiff so I felt more inclined to walk and move, which is what I needed to do anyways. Also normally I would spend at least 2 weeks sleeping in my recliner, cause it was hard to lay back after breast surgery. Only after a week, with my back bone, I was able to lye in bed comfortably. Another experience I dealt with. I have 2 bulging discs in my neck. After surgery and strong pain meds wore off. I had excruciatingly bad headaches cause from my disc being aggravated during surgery. However I could not get adjusted, my doctor were concerned it would make it worse without doing an MRI first. So my only option was stronger pain killers till I was well enough to go in MRI machine. I didn’t end up doing the MRI. About 3 days after the headaches where gone. I truly believe that with time the back bone cushion slowly adjusted my back and took the pressure off my neck. Haven’t had a headache since. Thank you so much for letting me apart of this study. I love my Back Bone.
-Valerie Schwarzwaelder, Austin TX, Breast Cancer survivor
I absolutely love my BackBone Cushion. For the first time in years I can sit through a movie in a movie theater without feeling miserable. Yes, I proudly take it into the theater with me! The adjustable straps make it very easy to place it on any chair I need it to fit. Long drives in the car are so much more comfortable for me as well. I highly recommend this product. Thank you, BackBone Cushion, for the improvements in comfort you have brought to my life.
-Leah Lawson, Austin TX, Breast Cancer Survivor/Double Mastectomy Patient