The Original McKenzie Slimline Lumbar Roll
 The Original McKenzie Slimline Lumbar RollThe Original McKenzie Slimline Lumbar Roll 

The Original McKenzie Slimline Lumbar Roll

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  • Slimmer version of the McKenzie lumbar roll support for the lower back
  • Ideal for those who find the standard roll too large and uncomfortable
  • Reduces pain and discomfort from long periods of sitting
  • Medium density foam is appropriate for most backs
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The Original McKenzie Slimline Lumbar Roll

The Original McKenzie Slimline Lumbar Roll is the slimmest version of the Original McKenzie Lumbar Rolls. This lower back support is excellent for elderly, petite persons, and those who have a limited range of motion in their lower back and therefore cannot tolerate a larger size lumbar roll. Thanks to its slim design, this lumbar roll is ideal for chairs that already offer a little lumbar support but not quite enough to properly support the lower back and prevent pain and discomfort.

What's Included?

  • 1 x Lumbar Back Support

Who Can Make Gains with the Original McKenzie Slimline Roll?

The Original McKenzie Slimline Lumbar Roll is a lumbar support that helps to prevent and reduce lower back discomfort caused by long periods of sitting in chair which is not fully supportive. It specifically targets therapy towards the lower back and spine, making it ideal for anyone who finds themselves stiff or aching after sitting.

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

What Causes Back Pain When Sitting?

Generally speaking, sitting down causes the back muscles and ligaments to stretch, which puts stress on the surrounding tissue. 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 around your spine to relax, and gradually reduces the strain on surrounding tissues.

How Do I Use the Original McKenzie Slimline Lumbar Roll?

It is exceptionally easy to use the McKenzie Slimline Lumbar Roll. For best results it should be strapped to your chair at waist height. You should then sit upright, as far back in your chair as is possible.

What Are the Dimensions of The Roll?

This lumbar roll has the following dimensions, but will compress slightly while being used.

  • Length: 36cm (14 inches)
  • Width: 17cm (6.5 inches)
  • Depth (at deepest section): 5.5cm (2 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 34 inches including the roll itself) and it can stretch to a maximum of 31 inches (allowing for a total circumference of around 45 inches).

Who Can Benefit from a McKenzie Slimline Roll?

A McKenzie slimline roll is ideal for anyone who experiences back discomfort from sitting in straight backed chairs or chairs which provide some, but not enough 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. This slimline roll is also perfect for anyone who struggles with a full size support, including:

  • Elderly people
  • Those with smaller builds
  • Users with a limited range of motion in their lower back

How Dense Is This Lumbar Roll?

This lumbar roll offers a medium level of density and support. Its injection moulded foam is able to offer dynamic structure and support for your back, even with this shallower profile.

How Comfortable Is the McKenzie Slimline Roll?

As a medium density, shallow profile lumbar roll, the Slimline Roll is unlikely to feel uncomfortable behind your back. More significantly, there are major 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

Is the Slimline Lumbar Roll Machine Washable?

It is very easy to keep this lumbar roll clean. While the roll itself should be kept dry, its cover is quick and easy to remove and can be washed at 40ºC.

When Should I Use the McKenzie Slimline Lumbar Roll?

You should use the Original McKenzie Slimline 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 a Full Depth Round Lumbar Roll?

The original Orignial McKenzie Lumbar Roll has none of the added flash of other models of Original McKenzie Lumbar Rolls, but offers everything you need for effective lower back pain and discomfort relief. Its standard foam body is medium density, and is comfortable to use despite its larger size.

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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Comfortable lumbar support
13 November 2023  | 

I have a full lumbar roll already but find this slimline version a more Comfortable lumbar support. Prompt delivery and good service

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