Three weeks ago I made a 10 hour car trip to visit family. There was ONE thing I made certain to bring on my trip…nope, not my toothbrush or shaving cream or other toiletry items…

My Lumbar Support! Like the old American Express commercials “Never leave home without it”, ESPECIALLY on long car trips.

It makes all the difference in the world in supporting your lowback and keeping achyness/stiffness or even pain from setting in. You don’t have to suffer from lowback pain to benefit, a 10 hour drive is a 10 hour drive for anyone.

I recommend patients use support during long drives or for those who work at a computer all day long, sitting 8-9 hours a day. Not only does it support your lowback,  it helps keep the natural curve in your spine and your posture upright.

You can inexpensively purchase a lumbar support or you can use a small pillow. The key is to find the right fit for your body. You may need a bigger/smaller support or pillow.

Lumbar Support
If you’re thinking “well my car seat has a lumbar extension on it or I have a fancy ergonomic chair at work”, this is great but typically not enough.

Practicing proper posture daily and supporting the natural curves in your spine is essential to a healthy lifestyle!


Hope this Helps!

Yours in Better Health,

Dr. J. Luis Sandez, DC


Sandez Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center

Cary, NC 27513