Why is lumbar support important?


And follow up – should we give ourself lumbar support if we sleep on our back? (Like with a pillow)

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Humans only relatively recently evolved to walk upright and we haven’t worked all the kinks out of it yet, so occasionally we get issues with our backs.

My understanding is that it isn’t the support itself, but the way the support helps you “sit up properly.”

It ensures you’re not slouching as much or slumped, which strains muscles and your spine. That helps you avoid discomfort.