The Sittingwell Cushion – Firm Support For Your Back

Living with Fibromyalgia is challenging, the unrelenting pain can cause fatigue, depression and anxiety.  Both upper and lower back pain causes us intense discomfort, it can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain and it is often impossible to sit or stand for long periods of time.

My lounge is the place I like to unwind at the end of a busy teaching day, a place where I can relax and read or watch movies. Back pain is often caused by poor posture, when you are sitting on your sofa your hips should be positioned above your knees. You should be able to sit into the back of your sofa and place your feet on the ground. I really like my brown leather sofa but it doesn’t offer the support I need for my back and it was aggravating my back pain by putting unnecessary pressure on my spine whilst I was relaxing. My sofa is too deep so I was sitting in a slouched c-shaped position, which was putting pressure on the discs, muscles and ligaments at the base of my spine. I needed to prop myself up with extra cushions behind me, bringing me forwards in the seat. However, those cushions would eventually flatten and not offer the support I needed.the-sittingwell-cushion-firm-support-for-your-back

The Sittingwell Cushion

When I was offered the opportunity to try the Sittingwell Cushion I was thrilled, I needed something to reduce my back pain. The cushion gives the support required to maintain correct lumbar lordosis. You can choose from polyester foam or duck feather filling. The people at Sittingwell honestly say on their website that the polyester fibre padding will, over time, compress and become more difficult to restore back to its original shape and that the feather padded cushion will last significantly longer, you just need to plump it up at the sides and it will be as good as new.  I chose the Deluxe Sittingwell Feather Back Support Cushion.

The Deluxe Sittingwell Feather Back Support Cushion is fantastic as it firmly supports my back, where my spine needs it most, as I relax on my sofa. I’ve noticed a definite reduction in my lower back pain as the cushion gives me the perfect balance between firmness and softness, comfort and support. It has turned my sofa into a more ergonomically correct seat and I’m finding that I can sit for longer than I used to be able to, the cats love that we have more snuggle time. If you too have a tendency to slouch, this cushion will help you sit up straight and avoid the pain and stress that comes with bad posture.

The Sittingwell Cushion fits in a standard 45cm square cushion cover (not included) so it looks just like a normal sofa cushion, but the integrated back support ensures my back and spine are supported. I love that it is handmade here in the UK and it comes in an ethically sourced reusable canvas bag which is great if you want to take the cushion with you on holiday.

*This is a collaborative post.

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46 Responses to The Sittingwell Cushion – Firm Support For Your Back

  1. LaaLaa says:

    This looks very firm and I’m glad this gives you the support and comfort you need. Cute design x

  2. This looks like a great cushion, and it’s wonderful to hear it helps support you in sitting comfortably!

  3. This is something I’m putting on my wish list. As a fellow spoonie, I spend a lot of time sitting. Back ache is an issue and this looks great.

  4. StressedMum says:

    I have not seen these cushions before, think I am going to have a look into getting one for my Daughter as may help her x

  5. Sarah Bailey says:

    Oh this sounds like a great cushion I have to admit I have been wondering about getting something more supportive for my back – might have to treat myself. x

  6. Aw poor you being in so much pain hugs xx I don’t have fibromyalgia but I do have scoliosis, hyper-mobility and a damaged right deltoid. I have terrible pain in my neck, right arm, and upper back especially. This cushion would be great for me.

  7. This sounds really good if you’re sat down for long periods. I don’t generally have back issues but I do sit on the sofa for long periods of time x

  8. Anosa says:

    I actually just sat right up and proper to give my poor back some support. I need this cushion as I tend to have bad back after sitting for too long.

  9. Liz Mays says:

    I’m glad this cushion offers such great support for your back! It’s definitely good to fix sources of back pain asap.

  10. Jemma says:

    I need something like this on my office chair. Love the design too.

  11. Hannah says:

    This looks great, I need something similar I think!

  12. What a cute design. I need something like this for my office chair as it does nothing to support my back x

  13. Looks like a good pillow, my mummy has to use two pillows to support herself while sitting on the sofa, she could use an armchair really!

  14. This sounds super comfy and supportive and I love the cat design xx

  15. Jodie says:

    Like to see something that does the job and looks nice too! Love the design and glad you’ve found something to help with the pain.

  16. Ooh my husband has torn the muscle in his back at the moment so I really think this would be helpful for him! H x

  17. Claire says:

    I’m glad you’ve found a product that works so well for you! Love that cover, too.

  18. I really need something like this. My back has been hurting so much through pregnancy.

  19. francesca says:

    This is great that it worked for you and eases your back!! I love that its made with ethically sourced materials!

  20. Like I mentioned on Facebook, I’m so glad this worked well for you.

  21. Helen says:

    It’s great that this has helped you. I’m very short so can never sit with my back against the back of a sofa and my feet on the floor so often prop cushions against the back. It’s amazing how much it helps

  22. Zoe IKIWN says:

    Oh this sound wonderful, I currently sit with all kinds of cushions and blankets all over the place depending on which particular combination of joints are giving me trouble. I’ll have a look at this cushion though as it could be exactly what I’m looking for. x

  23. Daniel says:

    I sit at a desk all day. This might help as I do get stiff.

  24. Sally Akins says:

    I have had back problems for a long time and am always looking for good supportive cushions. This sounds really good!

  25. Great to hear that this is helping. I have just gotten a pillow to see if it will help provide more support too.

  26. What a brilliant idea for those who suffer back pain, love the fact it is made in the UK too.

  27. Kira says:

    I definitely need one of these! I always find myself sitting funny and I get back pain. I love the design of this cushion!

  28. Annie B says:

    This looks great. Regardless it is always wise to look after your back and your posture.

  29. This sounds great. When I’m pregnant I really suffer from back pain and just have to suffer it throughout, having some good firm support is exactly what I need!

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