Low back pain is very common and is often experienced while sitting. This is especially true if you’re sitting for periods longer than an hour. One simple trick to minimise this pain is to support our lumbar spine (low back) with a pillow or small towel. Something placed behind the back while seated improves posture by encouraging a normal curve of the spine.

If you’re going to be sitting for a prolonged period of time – whether it’s at work, on the train, or in the car – place something soft behind your back and see if that alters your pain.