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which backrest is best for lower back pain?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
See below: You want something that promotes good posture. Anything that encourates a curvature of the back just above your hips is fine. I bought a special back support on line but actually a cylinder shaped pillow that i bought at wal-mart works better. They cost about the same, maybe 15 dollars.
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Depends on you: There are so many different back rests and so many different people. The best thing is to try a few out and see what feels the best for your individual anatomy.

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