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Device to pressure lower spine?

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,321
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:27 AM in Alternative Treatments
Sometimes there is a tender spot 3 inches above the top of the butt crack (excuse the language) near where I herniated my back (L5-S1). When I put pressure on that tender spot, it seems to reduce the pain. The problem is I can't find a good way to apply constant pressure.

I tried a weight lifting belt, but it cannot reach that spot because that spot is "concave". I tried wedging some objects inside the belt, and it sort of work when standing but not while sitting. Also, the belt has a tendency to slip higher to the waist where the circumference is smaller than at the lumbar area.

Is there a pre-made solution?


  • You shouldn't put pressure on it all day long, either look at getting a massage or talk to your doctor about laying on the floor with a ball on that spot. There are special balls made for that purpose available from back stores.

  • I put the pad from my accupressure massage machine there and it helps. Thanks Neil I may try the ball on the floor with the Drs okay first. Maybe medical tape?? :? 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
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