Lumbar Roll (D-Roll) Advice

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Found 10th Dec 2009
Hi,

For last few months i've been having back ache. Doctors recommended me to a physio who i've had my first session with today.

After poking and prodding my back for a while she advised me to get a Lumbar Roll, or sometimes known as a D-Roll, to use whilst at work.

I'm wondering if anyone has any advice about best places to buy etc., or if anyone has had to use these themselves(or currently use one)?

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i have used them before and prefer a firmer one to the blow up type as always to worried to lean into it properly lol. You should be able to get them from large chemists or disability shops if you want to look before you buy. if its for work i would suggest the ones that strap onto the chair so you can put it where it works best and not have to keep putting it back every time you move.
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corinne

I was advised by my physio to use a rolled up towel secured by tape seems to be doing the job

Good luck

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Thanks for the advice. Was looking for something like that but cheapest i found was £15. Might look at buying one of them.

My physio never mentioned anything about a towel?? Said the hospital sell them for £13 and could possibly claim on my medical insurance but she said they dont usually pay out for them.

My chiropractor told me to buy one to build up my stomach muscles when I had my bad back ,he seemed to think it would help .I think I bought mine from Argos .Still have but never used it very much .I had severe pain about 2 years ago and spent hundreds going to the chiropractors twice a week for months until one of the new guys asked me if I had tried acupuncture .I hadn't and was willing to try it . He used 3 to 4 needles and left me for 5 minutes . That was it , pain vanished and I only went back once for a check up and have had no pain since .I was a non believer in this form of practice ,but I was in so much pain I thought I had nothing to lose . It worked wonders and I would highly recommend it .

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My chiropractor told me to buy one to build up my stomach muscles when I … My chiropractor told me to buy one to build up my stomach muscles when I had my bad back ,he seemed to think it would help .I think I bought mine from Argos .Still have but never used it very much .I had severe pain about 2 years ago and spent hundreds going to the chiropractors twice a week for months until one of the new guys asked me if I had tried acupuncture .I hadn't and was willing to try it . He used 3 to 4 needles and left me for 5 minutes . That was it , pain vanished and I only went back once for a check up and have had no pain since .I was a non believer in this form of practice ,but I was in so much pain I thought I had nothing to lose . It worked wonders and I would highly recommend it .



my medical insurance covers me for alternative therapies so might consider that. Thanks for the advice.
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