This simple device, makes almost any chair more comfortable. A wire frame is covered in a mesh fabric. It gives excellent lumbar support, but is not as hot as a pillow would be. I take it with me everywhere. It fits in comfortable chairs like the one you see here, but it also fits over the back of wooden chairs.
There's nothing wrong with my back, and I'd like to keep it that way, by always sitting comfortably.
I was at the Starbucks a couple weeks ago, when I saw a woman constantly repositioning herself in her chair. I asked if she had back pain and she told me she was in a car accident two years ago and has suffered continually since then. She tried out my back rest and it gave her a great deal of relief. We tried it on a wooden chair and on the chair pictured. It worked great on both chairs and she said she would immediately buy one. The next time I saw her, she told me that she bought 4, of two different sizes. One set is for home and one for the car. --- She has had a physiotherapist for two years. They have never tried to find something this simple to alleviate discomfort. These things cost less than $10 at office supply stores. I told her to give her physiotherapist a slap for me.
If you're not comfortable in your seating position, I assume that that means you're not doing your back any favors. This device along with choosing the best chair , can go a long way to alleviating pain and preventing unnecessary fatigue.
Last week , I did a job that involved the digging up and movement of approximately 15 tons of soil and rock. At the end of the day, I used my back rest. I also made sure to sleep in a comfortable position and to get enough sleep. Now, two days after completing this Herculean task, I feel like a new man who could do it all again tomorrow.
But in my experience all the ones I found are cheaply made, as well as cheap to buy. I've never got more than 6 months from one. Used in (my) car they last about a month. The net fabric seems to give out very quickly.
Thus, in the absence of a long lasting choice, it might be worth a little effort to find the _really_ cheap ones. Then buy 10 or so. Dollar stores sell them (or used to).
Unless, of course, somebody finds a way to "reupholster" them. Or happens on a vendor selling long lasting version.
I lost my backrest. Probably left it in a public place or in a restaurant in Nanaimo. Two days later I found an obus Forme backrest on the side of the road. It wasn't in one of those free piles that I often glean. It was just laying there on its own, as though it had fallen from a truck. The junk pile giveth and the junk pile taketh away.
The obus forme model is far superior to the other backrest. My only complaint is that it can get quite warm if used in a warm location. Also, I would have rather found a brand new one, or been paid to haul one away.
But finders can't be choosers.
This one is able to bridge the gap in almost any cheap chair or pile of junk being used as a chair.
It seems that every coffee shop and restaurant that I frequent, removes comfortable chairs in favor of simple, easy to clean and uncomfortable seating. Perhaps they don't like the look of the plush chairs.
Whenever this happens, I simply bring my stuff from the car. Look at how I have improved the decor of this place. There is only one comfortable seat in the entire establishment.