With more people across the nation working from home due to the pandemic, many will have been setting up home office working spaces or utilising dining tables and chairs in order to carry out their working day. This however may not be completely ideal and you may be experiencing back aches and pains from sitting in the same position for long periods of time and it could well be down to your seating position. A small adjustment such as a sitting wedge, could offer you an affordable, cost effective solution you need to provide a more comfortable working position, improve your posture and therefore reduce back pain. Keep reading to find out about what they are, how they work and what the benefits are.

What Are Sitting Wedges?

Sitting wedges or seat wedges are specially shaped, foam cushions that can be used on office chairs, dining chairs or any type of chair with a firm base. The wedge brings a slight downward slope to your seat which positions your body into a more comfortable sitting position to alleviate aches and improve posture.

How Do Wedges Work?

A sitting wedge will enhance the angle between your torso and upper leg and create an improved sitting surface. Whilst a wedge will provide a better sitting environment you will still need to ensure that you sit up properly on it. It will help you to situate yourself in the correct sitting position. The slope of the cushion will tilt your pelvis forward which improves the inward curve of your lower spine. This will help you to sit more upright, will allow your weight distribution to be more natural through your sitting muscles and will minimise tension on the joints, discs and ligaments throughout your entire spine.

What Are The Benefits Of Using A Sitting Wedge?

Using a sitting wedge will improve your posture by pushing the pelvis forward and will encourage your back into an upright position. Using a wedge also improves your core stability, relieves back pain and offers a more supportive working posture, particularly when you're sitting for longer stretches.

Sitting wedge cushions have many benefits:

  • Increased pelvic support and comfort
  • Improved posture
  • Less compression on the stomach and other organs
  • Ease lower back pain
  • Perfect for those who suffer with arthritic pain
  • Alleviate Sciatic pain
  • Relieve pain associated with Coccyx injury and bruising
  • Aids those with Scoliosis (curvature of the spine)
  • Suitable for use by those diagnosed with Osteoporosis

How Do You Use A Sitting Wedge?

Simply place it on your office or dining chair with the slope inclining towards the front of the chair and then sit on it. You will be able to feel it encouraging you to sit up straighter. It is worth noting that these sitting wedges are not suitable for use with soft seating such as sofas and armchairs.

Here are our recommendations:

11° degree Sitting Memory Foam Wedge - Our high-end memory foam sitting wedge has been ergonomically designed to help improve your comfort and posture. Designed at 11 degrees, it is made of our high quality memory foam and is available in four different colours.

Posture Foam Seat Wedge for Back Pain - This foam seat wedge is light weight making it easy to carry/ travel with and comes with one removable velour cover that is available in four different colours. The postural benefits of the wedge are well known and the high quality CosyCo foam will provide a very comfortable seating surface.

Sitting wedges are available in varying styles and angles. The bigger the angle the more you will be using your back muscles and actively sitting. This will help to strengthen your spine and over time alleviate your back pain. We hope you have found this information useful and that you can find a solution to help you with your posture and any back grievances you may be experiencing. To browse our full range of wedges available at CosyCo, click here.


Post By Kelly Trethewey

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