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This $80 Massager Targets Lower Back Pain and Tension While You Work From Your Desk

Taylor Bell

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If you’re working from home, chances are you’re spending a lot of time sitting at a desk. And all that sitting can really do a number on your lower back. In fact, it can actually cause a lot of pain throughout your body, including your shoulders and neck if you're not careful. (Trust me, I know). But that’s why the Aurora Health Back Cushion is such a handy item to have in your workspace. 

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Aurora Health and Beauty 3D Lumbar Back Cushion Massager With Heat — $83.00

Equipped with four massage settings and speeds, this lumbar support helps relieve tension from your lower back pain.

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The Aurora Health Back Cushion is an attachable lumbar support that you can use to help relieve tension in your lower back. But this isn’t just any ol' pillow cushion that you just plop onto the back of your chair when you need a boost. This cushion is also a massager that heats up on command, which is perfect for increasing blood circulation and calming aching muscles (it also just feels incredible). The device also has four different speed settings and eight massage nodes to really give your lower back some spa-like treatment.

Thankfully, most ergonomic chairs have some sort a lumbar support, (aka, anything that helps keep your spine aligned and your posture upright). But without this kind of support, you can end putting a lot of unnecessary pressure on your back muscles and spinal discs, according UCLA Health.

Anytime you're uncomfortable, or have poor posture when sitting for a while, consider that a red flag. This can ultimately lead to potential neck pain and issues with your spine. One way to prevent that is to monitor the way you're sitting. Be sure that your "upper arms are parallel to your spine," per UCLA Health, at your desktop.  Also, make sure not to slouch, since that can cause stress on your spine.

While each person may experience different results, one reviewer did note how the Aurora Health Back Cushion helped sufficiently ease their partner's back pain: "I bought this as a Christmas gift for my husband and he loves it so much!" they wrote. "He uses it every night on his bad back and right really helps loosen his muscles."

For anyone hoping to get make their desk job a little more comfy or their WFH station a bit more relaxing, this is an effective solution.

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