Lumbar Support for Hip Pain

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Hip pain could be caused by a variety of factors including sitting too long, sitting with poor posture, and more.  Your hip pain may be reduced by using lumbar support.

Hip pain is one of the most common causes of injury in adults over 35 years old. It can happen because you sit around or slouch all day at work/school on your butt then when it’s time to go home you take off running which puts tons of pressure on that area. For this reason, I have seen and helped many people with hip pain during my 25 years as a chiropractor

Lumbar support specially designed for the back can help alleviate pressure on the hips that may cause discomfort. In this article, we’ll cover what you should know about lumbar supports as well as where to find them!

woman with hip pain highlighted with red graphics

What Causes Hip Pain?

The hip is a ball and socket joint. This means the head of your femur (ball) fits into the hip socket of your pelvis (socket). The joint allows for movement in so many directions which helps you to walk, run, bend over, climb stairs. Anytime you move or strain this area it’s possible to feel discomfort in the area.

The most common causes of hip pain are sports and overuse injuries such as tendinitis or bursitis. Sitting for long periods of time in poor posture can also cause chronic hip pain because it puts pressure on bones and muscles around that area.

The Role of Lumbar Supports For Helping

The role of the lumbar support is to reduce the amount of pressure and strain on the back. The lumbar support will increase your comfort level and help you maintain a healthy posture as well. These supports are available in many shapes, sizes, and materials, each with its own properties for your particular needs.

Sitting without good back support or back support in the wrong place is a fast way to develop back pain. Lumbar supports allow you to target the part of your back that requires more lumbar support to prevent back pain, provide comfort, and pressure relief.

A good lumbar support cushion can make the difference between a bad and a great chair. This is why, as a chiropractor, I always tell my patients to buy the best lumbar support they can. This is because if their lumbar support isn’t supportive enough, they will often be contributing to their own back and hip pain.

Orthopaedic sitting cushions provide the following benefits:

  • A better posture – if you sit for long periods, it’s easy to get tired and hunched over. An orthopaedic seat pillow should prevent this.
  • Less pressure on the thorax – When we’re sitting still there’s lots of stress being applied onto our backs thanks to gravity pulling from above downwards while each person sits upright against the chair-back; that means our shoulders need extra support too since they get tired
  • Comfortable – If you’re like me, sitting all day in an uncomfortable chair can be very hard on your back. You’ll have less pain if you use a high-quality cushion to make it more comfortable!
  • Support for the low back
  • Reduce sciatic pain
  • Engagement of core muscles – transverse abdominis, pelvic floor, quadratus lumborum, obliques.
  • Aids in Hamstring Tendinopathy
  • A great choice for people with arthritis
  • Travel in Comfort
  • Recover After Childbirth
  • Improve Circulation

How Lumbar Support Cushions can help reduce hip pain

In my opinion, there is almost nothing better you can do to prevent hip pain while sitting than getting great lumbar support. Lumbar support cushions are designed to not only make the chair more comfortable but also protect you from developing bad posture or injuries.

Good Sitting Posture for Reducing Hip Pain

Good posture is important for many reasons. It helps keep your bones and joints in the correct position so that they are aligned to help you use them properly and prevent wear on joint surfaces like knees. Good posture also reduces strain on your hips as well as your ligaments in your spine, which can result from bending too far forward or backward with poor alignment of muscles over time.

When you sit with good posture, your core muscles rather than your spine take the load of your body. Lumbar supports to improve your posture by comfortably promoting the S-curve of your spine.

Lumbar Supports Provide Pressure Relief & Support

Primarily, lumbar support cushions are designed to reduce peak pressure zones on the skin. They do this by spreading your weight out over a larger surface area and also minimizing the shearing forces that pull or rub against your skin which can exacerbate pressure buildup from sitting too long!

If you are experiencing hip pain, then a lumbar support cushion is incredibly important.

How to Use Your lumbar Cushion for Hip Pain

The placement of your lumbar support is critical to sitting comfortably and without hip pain.

When seated in a chair, it is important to make sure you have the right support. It’s important to take care of your health and a lumbar support pillow does just that. A lumbar support pillow should be placed vertically across the back, with it flush against the lower part of the back so you can maintain its natural curvature while seated in a chair. Your ears, shoulders, hips are aligned which supports healthy alignment and prevents pain or injury from occurring!

The Best Lumbar Support Cushion Type

Why I always Recommend Natural Latex Lumbar Cushion

Because of its exceptionally soft feel and springy quality, latex foam is considered to be one of the highest quality materials for seat cushions. Latex seat cushions are known to provide a bounce that makes them ideal for all-day use, making them suitable for continuous movement. It is imperative that you move to keep your discs healthy.

natural latex lumbar pillow

The benefits of natural latex foam:

  • Contrary to other materials, Latex provides excellent spinal support. In this context, chiropractors and osteopathic physicians often recommend the use of latex foam for a variety of orthopaedic products.
  • Exceptional comfort and spinal support
  • Dust mite and mold resistance.
  • Product derived from natural sources – no toxic chemicals.
  • Coolest foam type
  • A movement of softness
  • Durable

Your Hip Pain Can Be Reduced by Using an Ergonomic Seat Wedge

Are you tired of your hip pain?  An ergonomic seat wedge cushion can help reduce your hip pain. Tilting your pelvis forward will help to align your spine and take the pressure off of your hips. This will make sitting more comfortable for you and may even help to relieve some of your hip pain.

man sitting with posture cushion

A comfortable and healthy lifestyle is within reach when you use an ergonomic seat wedge cushion. You’ll be able to sit for longer periods of time without experiencing any pain or discomfort. And, best of all, this cushion is easy to use and fits most standard-sized chairs.


Lumbar support can help alleviate pressure on the hips that may cause discomfort. If you are looking for lumbar support, be sure to look for one designed specifically for your back and not just any old pillow or cushion.

In conclusion, it is important to know how the human body works. Sitting all day and then running home can put excessive pressure on your hips which may lead to pain. Lumbar supports are a great way of alleviating this discomfort!


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Dr Lawrence Woods DC

Dr Lawrence Woods DC


My goal is to create the highest quality ergonomic office chairs and accessories for unmatched comfort.

With 30 years of spinal healthcare experience in Ireland as a chiropractor, I learned the value of high-quality sitting for living a happy and healthy life.

I have a Chiropractic Degree from Life Chiropractic College West and I am NBCE Physiotherapy certified.



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