. ERGO SEAT Back 2 pounds 50
Annalisa: `Too big, too ugly and too padded (I had to lower my chair by 2in after installing it). Nondescript, moley colour merged well with drab office furniture, though'
John: `No more support than a normal chair and so bulky you're likely to put your back out lugging it around!'
Jeanette: `So padded that, after adding it to my car seat, my legs couldn't reach the pedals easily, thereby causing back pain'
Back 2 0800 374 604
...POSTURE CURVE "CUMFY" LUMBAR SUPPORT CUSHION
Posture Products, about pounds 30
Betty: `Good foam quality and comfortable upholstery. Elastic straps weren't secure; the support needed constant readjustment'
Jeanette: `Versatile and portable. Quick relief for an achey back and especially useful for those under 5ft 8in'
Fiona: `Sturdy, comfy and not too ugly. Provided support without forcing me to sit on the edge of my seat'
Posture Products Ltd 0800 328 9673
Putnams pounds 27.99
John: `Pushes right into the lower spine and gives support right the way up the back. Impossible to avoid having a pert, perfect posture'
Jeanette: `Unsuitable for my 5ft 1in frame but suited my 5ft 10in friend, who got immediate relief from backache'
Betty: `Hard, unyielding upholstery, which was only slightly comfortable when used in a car seat'
Putnams 01752 345 678
..... SWEDISH PRESSURE RELIEVING LUMBAR SUPPORT
Tempur pounds 49.95
Betty: `The moulding property of the back rest was very supportive, but there were no clear instructions on how to use the metal bar for height adjustment'
Iris: `Minimal back pain, even during a week of air/coach travel. Extending foot excellent for keeping in position, especially on hard chairs'
Lorrie: `Splendid slouching resistance and lower back support. Addictive and wholly beneficial. Useful when reinvented as a pillow'
Tempur 0181 589 7010
... SINGLE-PADDED DELUXE BACKFRIEND
MEDesign pounds 52.25
Annalisa: `Folds in half, so easy to transport. Good for my back, but uncomfortable under my legs. When I took it off I thought how unsupportive my normal chair was'
Fiona: `More like "The Back Foe". Looked like a piece of armour plating and felt like a medieval instrument of torture'
Lorrie: `Took a while to get used to. Didn't push me forward, which was good, but supported my back surprisingly comfortably for something so rock-hard'
MEDesign 01704 542 373
... BACK SUPPORT CUSHION
Sissel pounds 21.95
Jeanette: `Reasonable support, but let down by its shoddy, crumpled appearance after 15 minutes of use'
Fiona: `Very comfy, and straightens you up well without making you feel like you're in traction'
Helen: `The only one that works well on an office chair. It hugs the lower back like a warm hand'
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