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Doctor insights on: Lumbar Car Cushions

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Lumbar (Definition)

The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more


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Dull ache in lower back from sitting wrong in wheelchair. Would a cushion help?

Dull ache in lower back from sitting wrong in wheelchair. Would a cushion help?

Possibly: A cushion may help but not unless the person in the wheelchair is able to correct their posture to sit with better alignment. This may require evaluation of the current chair and recommendations for a different type of chair if necessary. ...Read more

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It pains in my upper and lower back when i wake up in morning.My legs starts paining if i don't keep'em between 2 cushions while sleeping.What to do?

It pains in my upper and lower back when i wake up in morning.My legs starts paining if i don't keep'em between 2 cushions  while sleeping.What to do?

Not specific: Your symptoms are not specific for one diagnosis but being young you need to see a doctor to get a good history and physical exam and may need a set of blood work. ...Read more

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I'm curious if a car seat that had my Mom's cushion she used 4 incontinence that was removed 6 months back could have transferred ecoli that's alive?

I'm curious if a car seat that had my Mom's cushion she used 4 incontinence that was removed 6 months back could have transferred ecoli that's alive?

Ecoli on car seat: Hello ! Odd question. MOST LIKELY NOT. But you still have option to wipe seat with Chlorox wipes and that will kill every thing in sight ! And hopefully your Moms habit was to sit on the cushion CLOTHED, and thirdly, bugs in DRY WARM SUNNY spot die quick ! thanks ...Read more

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Fibromyalgia: is there a good car seat cushion to help with it?

Fibromyalgia: is there a good car seat cushion to help with it?

Try them out: Everybody is built differently. Everybody experiences pain differently. Just like buying a dress or pair of jeans, you have to try one out to see if it is right for you. ...Read more

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Got hit by a car and my lumbar muscles hurt. How long should it take for the swelling Togo away?

Got hit by a car and my lumbar muscles hurt. How long should it take for the swelling Togo away?

Depends...: It all depends on how hard the impact to yur body was. Did you get evaluated after the accident? Usually if it was something minor and no fractures associated may last days to couple of weeks. If there was fractures and other more significant injuries involved it may take from several weeks to months. In any case, if nothing severe physical therapy could help with pain. F/u with your dr. on this. ...Read more

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Does ecoli live for years, say on a foam cushion? My mom was incontinent because the bad kind was in her bloodstream. The car cushion is still there.

Does ecoli live for years, say on a foam cushion? My mom was incontinent because the bad kind was in her bloodstream. The car cushion is still there.

Possible: Your mother had e coli and you are concerned that it may spread. Most cleaning agents can kill bacteria. It is possible to spread the bacteria but a good cleaning will most likely work. ...Read more

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Really sore lower back. Should I buy another gas guzzler for lumbar support or risk small car pain ?

Really sore lower back. Should I buy another gas guzzler for lumbar support or risk small car pain ?

Car type does not : The car type usually does not matter unless it may be a low entry type vehicle. It is usually the amount of support the car seat offers and the amount of driving that you may do. Sometimes adjusting the seat and steering wheel can help as well as placing a rolled up towel behind the small of your back. Getting out of the vehicle safely and periodically for a position change can help. ...Read more

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Numbness in limbs...It doesn't hurt. Irritating for sure. I was in a car accident 6 weeks ago and fractured lumbar not sure if I should seek immediate?

Numbness in limbs...It doesn't hurt. Irritating for sure. I was in a car accident 6 weeks ago and fractured lumbar not sure if I should seek immediate?

Treatment : With lumbar fractures symptoms would be in lower extremities. If that is where your symptoms are you should be evaluated to make sure the fracture has not changed. ...Read more

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What specific meditation or visualization programs do you recommend for self healing?#nqlu i'm specifically healing my cervical and lumbar spine injured in 2 car accidents. I have tried all the traditional medical protocols; acdf cervical fusion, epidural

What specific meditation or visualization programs do you recommend for self healing?#nqlu i'm specifically healing my cervical and lumbar spine injured in 2 car accidents. I have tried all the traditional medical protocols; acdf cervical fusion, epidural

No one best program: Meditation & visualization can promote healing & reduce pain. Consider brainwave biofeedback & tools like the insight cd: products.Mercola.Com/insight-focus/ there are many good visualization programs- try a few to see what resonates. Consider acupuncture, frequency specific microcurrent, homeopathy, neural therapy, prolozone, see holistic doc re: herbs & nutrients to support healing, see comment:. ...Read more

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I leaned back a bit on my bed's cushioned headboard, on the top of my head. I tapped it a bit. Could I get a concussion if I had one months ago?

I leaned back a bit on my bed's cushioned headboard, on the top of my head. I tapped it a bit. Could I get a concussion if I had one months ago?

Head trauma: From your description it does not sound serious and any symptoms related would have started earlier. if you have any other neurologic deficits and these make a consult and we can discuss it further. ...Read more

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Can a coccyx cushion cause complications to your back?

Can a coccyx cushion cause complications to your back?

Not typically: Coccyx cushions generally do not cause problems with the back and are used to treat coccyx pain by taking pressure off the coccyx when seated. If you have low back pain when using a coccyx pad make sure you have a good lumbar support in the chair you are using. ...Read more

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What's the best seat cushion for low back pain?

What's the best seat cushion for low back pain?

Good seat back: The best would be one that has a cushion for the lower back to maintain the normal curvature of the lower back. ...Read more

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Ive have a golf ball sized lump on the back of my head now for approx 1 & 1/2 years which can be painfull to touch, or to lean on without cushioning?

Ive have a golf ball sized lump on the back of my head now for approx 1 & 1/2 years which can be painfull to touch, or to lean on without cushioning?

Blocked gland?: A sebaceous cyst is a collection of oily fluid that occurs when an oil gland is blocked. Some folks are more prone to them than other and they often appear on the neck, shoulders, and back. Please see your doc who will tell yo if what you have is this or something else. Do not self-diagnose in case it is more serious. Peace and good health ...Read more

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I have three thoratic herniated discs which tense my back. Can I use a shiatsu massage cushion or would the movement of the pillow compromise the disc?

I have three thoratic herniated discs which tense my back. Can I use a shiatsu massage cushion or would the movement of the pillow compromise the disc?

You should be able : To use any massage technique as a disc herniation in this area does not mean an unstable spine as long as you can tolerate the positions needed for treatment. ...Read more

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