August 12, 2013

Anti-Aging ~ Contour Cushion for Lower Lumbar Spinal Back Comfort


I have a little story to tell.  On Mother's Day my husband and I went to breakfast that morning and that afternoon we went bike-riding at the beach.  We had a beautiful ride, the weather was nice and the sun was shining.  We rode for about 1.5 hrs and headed back to the parking lot where our  4-wheel drive was parked.  As I was riding through the parking lot, which had very loose gravel and rocks, my front tire hit something and I lost my balance and fell.  
Contour Cushion for Lower Lumbar Spinal Back Comfort

Contour Cushion for Lower Lumbar Spinal Back Comfort

That was the beginning of a very long painful journey of leg pain, arm pain and back pain.  I seriously thought I had broken something because I was in so much pain.  I guess when you're older, every little bump and bruise becomes a big issue.  As my arm and leg started to feel better, my lower back remained the same.  Well, I finally went in to see my Doctor and had ex-rays of my spine.

Contour Cushion for Lower Lumbar Spinal Back Comfort

Finding: There is a straightening of normal lumbar lordosis. The vertebral bodies are normal in height. There is mild narrowing of L2-3 and L4-5 intervertebral disc spaces with ventral and lateral degenerative osteophytes at L2, L3, L4, L5 levels.  There is no other bony abnormality.  The sacriolic joints are unremarkable.

Contour Cushion for Lower Lumbar Spinal Back Comfort

Can you believe my fall triggered the pain in my lower back!  My doctor told me that the wear and tear of the spine is from many years of over exertion on the spine.  I used to be heavily into fitness when I was in my 20's and 30's and I lifted all kinds of weights.  Boy, if I knew then what I knew now, I would have taken it a little easier..... getting old is no fun! 

Contour Cushion for Lower Lumbar Spinal Back Comfort

As my body healed, I realized that I have to make some changes in my every day living in order to feel better and keep up with my daily activities.  I purchased this back cushion because my lower back hurt when I drive.  I purchased this from Amazon for $7.99 and I think it was an excellent purchase for the price. 



I love it and i'm so glad I purchased it because it makes driving so much better.  I have absolutely no pain when i'm driving now.  My car seats are leather but they're actually very comfortable and padded so I don't need any extra cushion to sit on for now.  I'm very happy with it and I would recommend this one to anyone that needs a little extra back support while driving.

Contour Cushion for Lower Lumbar Spinal Back Comfort