Cushion in lumbar region reduces neurogenic pain

A cushion that could help prevent neurogenic pain and spasticity in people with spinal cord injuries

User lying on his back with lumbar cushion
User lying on his back with lumbar cushion

Description
A half-round ankle cushion is used as lumbar cushion when the user lies on his back in bed.

Users comments
Lumbar cushion significantly reduces both neurogenic pain (burning in crotch) and spasticity.
The user came up with the idea when he placed his hand under his lower back and noticed that this had an effect on the pain and spasticity.

Purchased from
In Sweden: Medema, www.medema.se (last checked May 2017)

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
The user

This tip is from 2012

User puts lumbar cushion in place
User puts lumbar cushion in place
Lumbar cushion (close-up)
Lumbar cushion (close-up)

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Tipsare: Ola

Ola lives in a house. Since 2002 he has a low tetraplegia. he does not have any personal assistance nor home help services.