lumbar roll

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lumbar roll

An air-filled, foam, or gel cushion placed behind the lower back as a support.

Patient care

It is used to maintain the normal lordotic curvature of the lumbar spine and thereby to relieve pressure on commonly injured structures such as discs and facet joints.

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Coupling exists between lumbar roll and yaw, so if the spine is laterally bent or flexed, passive properties present may affect axial twisting [25].
Sitting Avoid slouching and maintain a slight arch in the lower back; keep your knees even with or lower than your hips; look for chairs that provide support for your lower back; use a lumbar roll, if necessary, to help support your lower back.
To avoid lower back pain while sitting, place a pillow or a lumbar roll in the small of your back.