The Original McKenzie Lumbar Roll

The Original McKenzie Lumbar Roll

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  • Lumbar roll cushion for the lower back
  • Easy to attach and strap onto a variety of chair types
  • Treats and prevents lower back pain and improves posture
  • Medium density is ideal for most backs
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The Original McKenzie Lumbar Roll

Improper sitting can often be the cause of lower back pain, as well as poor posture, which can both stop you from performing your best. Offering reliable back therapy, the Original McKenzie Lumbar Roll Cushion not only treats and prevents lower back pain but also ensures the correct and natural positioning of the lower spine while sitting for improved posture.

What's Included?

  • 1 x Back Support Roll

Who Can Make Gains with the Original McKenzie Lumbar Roll?

The Original McKenzie Lumbar Roll is a lumbar support which helps to prevent and reduce lower back discomfort caused by long periods of sitting in an unsupportive chair. It specifically targets therapy towards the lower back and spine, making it ideal for anyone looking to reduce pain and stiffness, helping them to move easier and perform better.

The Key Area of Support Offered by the Original McKenzie Lumbar Roll
The Key Area of Support Offered by the Original McKenzie Lumbar Roll

Key Features and Benefits

  • Soft back roll prevents and treats lower back pain
  • Helps achieve a more natural posture for those with poor posture
  • Elasticated strap accommodates most chairs of various sizes
  • Standard clip buckle allows for easy attachment and removal from chairs
  • Recommended for usage in sofas and armchairs with soft padding

What Causes Back Pain when Sitting?

Generally speaking, sitting down causes the back muscles and ligaments to stretch, which puts stress on the surrounding tissues. Over time, this can build into discomfort, fatigue and ultimately pain. Since many chairs do not support the natural shape of the spine, they can encourage sitters to adopt hunched or bent positions, which only make this strain worse.

How Can a Lumbar Support Resolve This Pain?

By gently pushing in on your lower spine, a lumbar support helps your body and spine to achieve a more natural posture. This allows the muscles and ligaments surrounding your spine to relax, and gradually reduces the strain on surrounding tissues.

How Do I Use the Original McKenzie Lumbar Roll?

It is exceptionally easy to use the McKenzie Lumbar Roll. For best results it should be strapped to your chair in the position demonstrated in the image below. Then you should sit upright, as far back in your chair as is possible.

Correct Position for the McKenzie Lumbar Roll

What Are the Dimensions of The Roll?

The McKenzie lumbar roll has a length of 28cm (11 inches) and a diameter of 13cm (5 inches).

How Long Is the Strap?

Because it is elasticated, the McKenzie Lumbar Roll strap is able to fit a large number of chairs comfortably. Before being stretched, it is around 20 inches long (allowing for a total circumference of around 32 inches including the roll itself) and it can stretch to a maximum of 31 inches (allowing for a total circumference of around 43 inches).

Who Can Benefit from a McKenzie Round Roll?

A McKenzie round roll is ideal for anyone who experiences back discomfort from sitting in straight backed chairs or chairs which do not provide proper ergonomic support to their spine. This is particularly true for anyone whose job demands they sit for long periods of time without many opportunities to stand or walk around, such as office workers or professional drivers.

How Dense Is This Lumbar Roll?

This lumbar roll offers a medium level of density and support. While its support offers some firmness, its size can be misleading, and it compresses significantly under the weight of a person. This means that it is much less intrusive than the size might suggest and – excepting the absence of discomfort – is very easy to forget when sitting on it.

How Comfortable Is the McKenzie Round Roll?

As mentioned previously, because the roll compresses down when lent on, it does not feel awkward to sit against. More significantly, there are significant benefits to be felt over elongated periods and particularly the course of a work day, in the absence of discomfort.

Which Kinds of Chairs Is This Lumbar Roll Suitable For?

The Original McKenzie Round Roll works well with a wide selection of chairs of different kinds, including:

  • Office chairs
  • Settees or sofas – if there is an appropriate back-cushion  or other location to strap the support
  • Arm chairs
  • Car Seats
  • Desk chairs
  • Kitchen/ dining chairs
  • Any other straight backed chair in which you must spend extended periods

When Should I Use the McKenzie Lumbar Roll?

You should use the Original McKenzie Lumbar Roll whenever you expect to sit for a long period of time, even before your back pain has developed – since it works best to prevent the emergence of discomfort. Because it uses a standard clip buckle, the roll is easy to attach and remove from chairs, so can be moved between different seats during the day.

What if I Want Something with a More Shallow Profile?

If you require a cushion with less depth than this round roll, the Original McKenzie Slimline Lumbar Roll is an asymmetrical alternative with a depth of 2" (roughly half that of this Original McKenzie Round Roll). This flatter design is ideal for elderly users, or those with smaller builds, and features a crescent shape to hug the contours of your back.

Can I Buy a Heavy-Duty Version?

For firmer support than is offered by the standard model, the Original McKenzie Heavy Duty Lumbar Roll is a high density alternative. In the same shape, and available with the same thicknesses as the standard model, this version simply offers firmer support.

Is There a Travel Alternative?

The Original McKenzie Airback Lumbar Roll is an inflatable alternative designed to maximise comfort and prevent pain when travelling. This can be a particular problem on planes, trains or coaches, and the inflatable design of the Airback allows it to be quickly packed away or used whenever needed.

Is There a More Advanced Alternative?

Featuring an injection moulded foam in place of the firm density foam of the standard model, the Original McKenzie Super Lumbar Roll offers superior, dynamic support. This is perfect for those who continue to experience discomfort even with a standard roll support.

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12 April 2024  | 

I feel I am sitting much better at my desk and using it on the sofa. I can't use it too well in the car at the moment but I feel with time I will get used to the positioning. It is a useful item to help with my posture. Thinksport delivered very quickly and the price was great value.

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