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Inexpensive but effective relief.
on 30 September 2016
I've had rheumatoid arthritis for 30 years, and when my back recently added its voice to the chorus of pain, I was just about at the end of my tether. I tried rolled-up towels on the advice of my physio, and although that gave me some relief, I felt that this couldn't be the best solution, not least because the damty things kept unrolling every time I stood up, and squashed down really easily. So I looked around for a better solution, and after reading the many reviews for this product (Amazon, Trust Pilot and Reevoo) I decided to give it a try, although I was unsure as to which one to get. I ordered the Original McKenzie Lumbar Roll (4 inches). I was also slightly dubious about the strap length, but I needn't have been, as it comfortably goes round my riser/recliner. The roll itself is great; the comfort level is just right - not too soft, not too firm), and gives my back just the right amount of support. I can sit comfortably for the first time in a very long time, but I also need back support overnight, and while I looked at the night rolls, not only were they much more expensive, but the largest size was for a 40 inch waist, and I'm no svelte youngster. So I tried tying the roll around my waist (it certainly wouldn't have stretched around the bed) and I've had the most comfortable night's sleep back-wise in over a year. Now, to the bounce-back qualities: having used the roll for 24 hours straight, it seems not to have squished at all and resumed its original shape as soon as I got out of bed. However, just to be on the safe side, and for convenience, I'm going to order another one for overnight use. This small item has made a *huge* difference to my life already, and I can't recommend it highly enough, so if you're suffering with back pain, give it a try, it's a small price to pay for effective relief.