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inspri sciata cushion

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
has anyone tried the inspri sciata cushion?


  • I haven't heard of that pillow but google here I go. I had a gel cushion with the back part of it cut out. It was great but kept slipping off my chair so I tied it on. Unfortunately it broke and I thought I had an accident! My nice cushion went out to the garbage. :< Good luck if you get this cushion. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • Hi Raj! Yes, I have one & it's simply the best--I have a lot of others also, but this one is small, discrete & almost a miracle.

    Depending on which leg is acting up (sciatica-wise) you just reverse it so that your bad leg is feeling relief. It's got a "tough" in the middle for your tailbone & it supports your "good" thigh/leg while your bad one is sorta of "free" but also suported. It doesn't collapse like the foam ones do, just keeps allowing you to sit comfy. I use it for church services, dinners out, parent conferences, any situation where you must sit for more than 15 minutes (which I find impossible otherwise)

    It's guaranteed, so give it a try. I'm not endorsing anything...it just really worked for me & I'm just relating what I experienced.

  • Thanks so much. I ordered it. cant wait to get it and try it out. Never thought I'd be looking forward to simple activities like sitting in life so bad.
  • Do you also use a lumbar roll for the low back to keep it arched?
  • Isn't it amazing how excited we can get about something that helps us sit more comfortably? Instead of a lumbar roll, just take a small towel and roll it up to make the size you need. Lumbar back rolls are often too big for the curve of YOUR back.

    You can always use a rolled-up towel to put along side your thigh when driving to hold the leg in a more straight-forward position (so it doesn't flop out to the side.) It is important to sit squarely on both "sit bones" rather than favoring one side or the other (even unconsciously). Try not to cross one leg over the other when sitting. All these little things contribute to muscle imbalances and are done when we favor one side over the other due to pain.

  • THanks Gwennie, I have been using the towel itself not the McKenzie lumbar roll(which I think is too soft). Problem with the towel roll is it loses shape each time and I need to open and roll it back also is embarassing at work. Although at this point I dont care
  • You can make a really good lumbar roll which also acts as a moist heating pad. If you take an oversized tube sock and fill it with brown rice, you can shape it to the curve of your back and if you need some heat, just toss it in the microwave for a minute. It retains heat real well, doesn't stink or rot and makes an awesome adjustable lumbar roll.

  • Sounds like a great idea, I'll try it Thanks
  • ..ABOVE the fusion site. Sit on the cushion, which supports your seat/thigh etc. & put the towel or roll at about your L3 area (if you had a lower lumbar fusion like I did, at L4/5) It keeps your back straight, takes pressure off the lower area & combined w/ the sciata seat, I find I can sit for about 45 minutes very comfortably.

    Raj, please let me know how you like the Inspiri seat when you get it! As I said, I have many others that I also use, but they are bigger & bulkier & almost advertise "back pain!!" when you lug them around...the little Inspri is so easy to tote around & unlike others, doesn't "bottom out" on you--just holds that bad leg up, lets your tailbone hover over the trough & supports your other leg.

    Experiment! I first felt like a total idiot lugging all this stuff around, but comfot is key & sitting after a fusion is so miserable...hope all this helps you cope!

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