How to clean the Axial Seat Cushion?
To clean the Axial Seat Cushion cover only, use warm soap, water and a cloth.
Availability of different colour seat cushion covers
At this time, we only offer black seat cushion covers.
Effectiveness of the Axial Seat Cushion in alleviating pain
While seat cushions have been popular in providing relief for pain and discomfort while sitting, the scientific evidence for their effectiveness in treating specific conditions is limited. However, well-designed seat cushions with ergonomic principles and high-quality materials can potentially provide comfort, support, and relief for people with back pain while sitting.
Comparison of Axial Seat Cushions with other brands
The Axial Seat Cushion has a proprietary design and is patented. It offers pressure relief while providing support throughout the day. It comes a 1-year warranty. Learn more about the scientific research behind Axial here: https://axialchairs.com/research
Possibility of cutting the Axial Seat Cushion to fit a specific seat size
The Axial™ Seat Cushion cannot be cut to fit a specific seat size at this time.
Dimensions of the Axial Seat Cushions
The Axial® Seat Cushion measures 16.5in by 17in, with a thickness of 3.5in.
Can you leave the Axial Seat Cushion in a hot car
The Purple material used in the Axial® Seat Cushion can withstand high temperatures, so it is safe to leave it in a hot car.
Cost of the Axial Seat Cushion
The Axial® Seat Cushion is priced at $149 to continental USA.
Seat Cushion FAQs (Answers)
Find the Answers You Need to Choose the Perfect Cushion for Your Comfort and Posture from Seat Cushion Designer Dr Lawrence Woods DC
Q:- What Research Is There on Seat Cushions & Back Pain?
Hey there! Dr. Lawrence Woods here, and I want to talk to you about the importance of proper posture and support when it comes to reducing back pain. As a chiropractor, I’ve seen firsthand how poor posture can lead to all sorts of discomfort and pain. That’s why I’ve designed an ergonomic seat cushion that incorporates the same mechanism of action as seat wedges to promote proper posture and support. Here are some studies that support the use of my seat cushion:
Study 1: “Effect of a high-density foam seating wedge on back pain intensity when used by 14 to 16-year-old school students: a randomised controlled trial”
Description: This study found that using a high-density foam seating wedge reduced average self-reported back pain among school students. This is relevant to my ergonomic seat cushion design as it supports the importance of using high-density foam to provide proper support and comfort for the user, reducing the risk of back pain.
Study 2: “Novel natural rubber latex memory foam”
Description: This study found that natural latex foam can offer proper spine and joint support, prevent back pain and improve blood flow. This is relevant to my ergonomic seat cushion design as it supports the use of natural latex foam as a material that provides the necessary support and comfort to the user.
Study 3: “Sitting biomechanics, part II: optimal car driver’s seat and optimal driver’s spinal model”
Description: This study found that electromyography readings favoured a 110-degree angle between the seat and the back of the chair. This is relevant to my ergonomic seat cushion design as it supports the importance of having an angle of 110 degrees for comfort and proper spinal alignment.
Study 4: “Are you really sitting comfortably? A field study of a forward sloping chair and sedentary low back pain sufferers”
Description: This study found that users who sit with an “open” trunk-thigh angle (approximately 110-120 degrees) will be more comfortable. This is relevant to my ergonomic seat cushion design as it supports the importance of having an open angle between the trunk and the thigh for comfort and proper spinal alignment.
Study 5: “Sitting—an electromyographic and mechanical study”
Description: This study found that an angle of 110 degrees between the seat and the back of the chair and the back should be curved to fit a spinal 1-2 cm lordosis. This is relevant to my ergonomic seat cushion design as it supports the importance of having a curved back that fits a spinal lordosis for comfort and proper spinal alignment.
Study 6: “Study on Resilience of Mattress Foam and Body Pressure Distribution Characteristics of Mattress”
Description: This study found that the resilience of latex foam was better and the body pressure distribution was improved. This is relevant to my ergonomic seat cushion design as it supports the use of latex foam for its resilience and improved body pressure distribution for comfort and proper support.
Study 7: ‘Latex reduced peak body pressure and achieved a more even distribution of pressure compared with polyurethane across different postures.
Description: This study provides evidence that latex materials can effectively reduce peak body pressure and distribute pressure more evenly compared to polyurethane materials. This information is relevant to my ergonomic seat cushion design because it highlights the importance of using materials that are able to provide adequate support and cushioning, while also reducing the risk of pressure injuries. This study supports my decision to use latex as a primary material in the design of my seat cushion, as it helps to prevent discomfort and improve posture.
Q: What Causes Back Pain?
Hey, Dr Lawrence Woods here! As a chiropractor, I understand that back pain is a widespread problem that affects millions of people globally. From my experience, I’ve come to realize that there are two main types of back pain – acute and chronic. Acute back pain typically lasts for a few days to several weeks before subsiding, while chronic back pain persists for 12 weeks or longer.
Lower back pain is the most common type of back pain, and it can be caused by a variety of factors. These include:
- congenital skeletal abnormalities such as scoliosis, lordosis, and kyphosis
- degenerative conditions like arthritis, spondylosis, and disc degeneration.
- Other potential causes of low back pain include spinal problems like sciatica, ruptured discs, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, and osteoporosis.
- Additionally, conditions like piriformis syndrome, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, pregnancy, and tumors can also contribute to back pain.
Certain lifestyle factors can also increase the risk of developing back pain. Overweight and elderly individuals are more prone to back pain, as are those who lead sedentary lifestyles or have poor posture. Individuals who sit for prolonged periods of time, especially with inadequate back support, are at an increased risk of developing back pain. Stress, anxiety, and depression have also been linked to an increased risk of back pain.
As a chiropractor, I usually recommend that individuals maintain regular movement and exercise, along with using proper seat cushions that may help prevent back pain. A healthy back also depends on getting enough quality sleep, as poor sleep can contribute to back pain and impact overall well-being. Therefore, having a good sitting posture during the day and a proper sleeping position at night can help individuals maintain a healthy back and minimize the risk of developing back pain.
Q: Chiropractor Explains: Ergonomic VS Orthopedic VS Memory foam Seat Cushion?
Hi there! As a chiropractor and seat cushion designer, I’m often asked about the differences between the three main types of seat cushions: ergonomic, orthopedic, and memory foam. Let me give you a rundown of each type.
Ergonomic seat cushions are designed to help you sit in a way that promotes good posture. These cushions are made to support your spine and hips, reducing the amount of pressure on your back and joints. By using an ergonomic seat cushion, you can avoid common posture problems that can lead to pain and discomfort.
Orthopedic seat cushions, on the other hand, are designed by medical experts such as chiropractors and physical therapists. These cushions are meant to provide targeted support and relief for people who suffer from chronic back pain or injuries. They often feature special cutouts or contours that help to redistribute pressure and provide additional support where it’s needed.
Finally, there’s memory foam seat cushions. While I’ve worked with memory foam for many years, I’ve grown to prefer other materials such as natural latex. This is because natural latex is more comfortable, supportive, and less toxic. That being said, memory foam seat cushions are made from a special type of foam that molds to your body shape, providing customized support that can be beneficial for people with certain pain conditions.
In summary, whether you’re looking for a cushion to improve your posture, relieve chronic pain, or provide customized support, there’s a seat cushion out there that can meet your needs.
Q:- What are Back Pain Warning Signs?
Indicators of Severe Back Pain Even though several instances of back pain can be remedied with self-care, some require the expertise of medical professionals. There are particular warning signals that necessitate prompt medical intervention:
- If your back pain is accompanied by a fever.
- If your groin region feels numb.
- If you abruptly encounter weakness in your legs.
- If you’re encountering a lack of control over your bladder or bowel movements.
- If you can’t sit or stand in a comfortable position.
- If your pain is progressively worsening instead of subsiding.