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COMMON MISTAKE WHEN USING SEAT CUSHION

(1) The body is not loaded properly

When the body is loaded properly, the back and arms are all in contact with the seat and the feet are on the floor.

(2) No postural support

If a pressure cushion has been stacked on top of an existing standard cushion, or placed on a chair that is too wide, it can reduce the effectiveness of the arms, lateral supports and headrests in holding the person in a good posture.

(3) The chair is already unsuitable

Adding a pressure cushion to a chair that is already unsuitable for the purpose will not solve the problem fully. If the dimensions of the chair are too big and it does not provide postural support, simply adding a pressure cushion will not be an effective solution for the person to benefit from the pressure cushion. https://www.evidence.nhs.uk/search?ps=100&q=pressure+relief+cushions

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WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING A SEAT CUSHION

(1) Level of support

Some cushions may just support the back, whereas other cushions support other areas of the body as well, such as the hips or tailbone. Moreover, people may wish to look for cushion seaters that contain durable materials, as nondurable materials may wear away over time, reducing the level of support they offer.

(2) Materials

Some cushion seaters have memory foam filling and cooling gels, which may provide additional support and prevent people from overheating while sitting in their chairs.

(3) Size

It is important to purchase a cushion seater that is the correct size for a person’s chair. People should measure the depth and width of their chairs and use the measurements to inform their choice. https://www.wwl.nhs.uk/media/.leaflets/606430365334d0.62903502.pdf

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WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO SEAT ON TOP OF A MEMORY FOAM PRESSURE RELIEF CUSHION WHEN SEATING ON A CHAIR OR WHEN SITTING ON HARD SURFACE FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME.

Sitting in one position for too long can cause discomfort, soreness, and even injury. Sitting on top of a memory foam pressure relieving cushion:

  • help to mitigate the negative effects of prolonged sitting,
  • work by distributing the body’s weight across a wider area and this allows to improve blood flow and postural stability.

Sitting on a hard surface for a long period of time may lead to a lot of negative effects, including pressure on the lower back, reduced blood flow, risk of developing pressure sores and/or abscess. Some jobs require people to sit on a chair for a long period of time but sitting on top of the memory form seat cushion will help reduce the negative effects of prolonged sitting on a chair or on a hard surface.https://www.amazon.co.uk/Products-Innova-Orthopedic-Cushion-Removable/dp/B07Q6RVPXB/ref=sr_1_48?dchild=1&keywords=coccyx+seat+cushion&qid=1598132446&sr=8-48

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5 BEST TIPS WHEN TRAVELLING BY AIRPLANE, COACH OR BY CAR WHEN YOU SUFFER FROM SCIATICA

  • Get an aisle seat. If you travel by coach or taking a flight, make sure you get an aisle seat. With an aisle seat you don’t have to worry about disturbing anyone.
  • Have plenty of stops if travelling by car. Make sure you stop regularly to walk around and stretch.
  • Stretch regularly. This relives pressure in your sciatic nerve and promote blood flow and reduce the pain.
  • If its a long journey try and shorten it by going to sleep in a hotel and continue the journey the following day.
  • Sciatic pain relief cushion. Invest in a memory foam seat cushion. Simple to use and easy to carry, U-Shaped seat cushion designed to reduce pressure on the sciatic nerve while sitting. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Products-Innova-Orthopedic-Cushion-Removable/dp/B07Q6RVPXB/ref=sr_1_30?keywords=coccyx+seat+cushion&qid=1581838770&sr=8-30
Picture of a U-Shaped memory foam seat cushion. Picture is placed on top of a car seat with a U-shape of the cushion against the back of the car chair
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WHEN SITTING ON A CHAIR FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME AND/OR WHEN DRIVING LONG DISTANCES WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO SEAT ON TOP OF A SEAT CUSHION?

Seating on a chair for long period of time and/or driving long distances without taking a break will increase pressure in your lower back. https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/how-to-sit-correctly/ This increased pressure in your lower back will not only cause pressure damage in your buttock but will also cause pressure in you sciatic nerve. If you have ever spent a long time sitting in a plane, you will remember that no matter how comfortable the seat starts out feeling, after few hours you get uncomfortable and anxious to get up and move around. Sitting on a chair and/or sitting in a car for long time may cause the discomfort as if you are sitting in a plane for long time. As on an aeroplane, this may cause not only stiffness but also pressure damage and either lethargy or restlessness. So, seating on the best seat cushion will not only make you comfortable but will also prevent pressure damage, promote blood flow and reduce pressure in your sciatic nerve and relieve pressure in your lower back and spine.

There are various types of seat cushions on the market today and this variety may cause difficulty in choosing the right seat cushion. So, to help in making the right choice, below are 5 things you need to know before choosing the right seat cushion:

  • Price

There are cheaper seat cushions on the market (which of cause come with inferior quality). There are also those moderate and luxury options that offer superior quality that will suit your specific demands.

  • The inner material

When selecting the seat cushion, you will need to think of the seat cushion that is made of an ultra comfortable memory foam that contours to the curves of your body and yet never loses its own shape even after prolonged use.

  • The outer material

For maximum comfort the material that make the outer cover should be plush & ultra cozy to prevent friction. The seat cushion cover should be hypoallergenic for those with sensitive skin and should be easily removable and machine washable.

  • Portability

The benefit of buying a portable seat cushion is that you can take it out of your car and use it inside your home when sitting in front of your study desk or when sitting on your sofa. Portable seat cushion is also useful for drivers who switch between cars. The seat cushion should be lightweight and compact, this make them convenient for travel and road trips.