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    Has anyone ever used this cushion or know of anyone who has ? It is a small air filled cushion with little nubs that you sit on that is suppose to help with back pain. I saw it advertised but none of my local stores carry it including the medical supply store. I don't have money to waste if it does not work ($28 inc. shipping) but if it does it would be worth the money to relieve my back pain. Any thoughts?

    P.S. I tried to post a picture but it would not copy and paste.

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    I have seen them at Craft Warehouse...

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    What is Craft Warehouse? Is this a store in your state or an online store. I live in Michigan and have not heard of it.

    Thanks

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    I have one and I love it! I purchased it just before a weekend quilting "bootcamp". I took a class that ran Friday 6-12, Saturday 10-10 and Sunday 10-4. I have problems with my sciatic (sp?) nerve and figured I'd be in bad shape by Sunday afternoon. I came through it just fine! It really helped with this kind of pain as it allows for movement without compression. If you move to one side or the other the air in the cushion adjusts so you're not pressing harder on the side you're leaning towards. (I don't know if that makes sense or not.) I let my girlfriend try it one day when she was down quilting with me and she ended up buying herself one for use at work. I'd recommend it.

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    I believe I saw one of these advertised at Nancy's Notions. I wasn't sure how well it would work so glad to read a good review.

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    I have one I need to get out and use!!

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    I bought at the MN Quilt Expo in 2009. I broke my tailbone and could only sit on one cheek! I still use it every day. It has really helped me!

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    Probably no Craft Warehouses in Michigan, they're only in the Pacific NW. I think I've seen them at Walmart and Target, with the excercise equipment. It's advertised as a core strengthener, because you're supposed to sit on it and wobble back and forth, which works your side muscles.

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    There is a one hop shop comming up in Michigan go to it I was at the one in Kokomo,IN and they had them for sale there.

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    My friend has one and she drives with hers too. I need to get one for myself for car and sewing room. I am going to look for it now...better yet, I"ll ask her.:)

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    I just ordered one a couple days ago from I HAVE A NOTION.com. It should be here Monday.

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    They can be very helpful for some and not so much for others... I think it depends on what causes your back problems :D:D:D

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    My nephew uses one but it is for his attention deficit. It seems to keep him more focused when he has to do homework. Sorry, don't know where to get them though.

    A gal at work uses one of the large exercise balls instead of a chair. She says it helps her back, her posture and her core balance.

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    I was just looking at one of these in the current Clotilde catalog. Thinking of getting one for my sewing chair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melinda in Tulsa
    I just ordered one a couple days ago from I HAVE A NOTION.com. It should be here Monday.
    This is where I saw it also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    My nephew uses one but it is for his attention deficit. It seems to keep him more focused when he has to do homework. Sorry, don't know where to get them though.

    A gal at work uses one of the large exercise balls instead of a chair. She says it helps her back, her posture and her core balance.
    I have a one of those large exercise balls as well. I use it when I'm sitting at the computer. I like to try to balance on it. It's great for low back pain.

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    I got one at a reasonable price at a yard sale and while I don't always use it I do like it, OTOH I think I paid about $10 for it so I figured I didn't have much to lose ;-) .

    It's 2 sided and if the nubs bother you you can flip it over which I have also done.

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    I ordered it through I Have A Notion. I was thinking of the ball but there is so much stuff in my computer/sewing room now it would not fit anywhere.

    Thanks to all who have replied, it really helped me make up my mind when I read that others have used it successfully.

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    If you do a search here you will find lots of discussions about this cushion. Some have bought a similar one from sporting goods stores for a much better price. It is mentioned in this thread:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-100867-1.htm

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    I bought one a few years ago at one of our local quilt shows. I love mine. It helps with my posture when I'm sewing. I actually miss it when I'm not using it.

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    One of my friends has one, she says they are quite comfortable.

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    Those looked like a good idea to me too, and I got two. Would you believe I get motion sick when I sit on one? Tried several time, and got nauseated each time.... gave them away.

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    I never heard of such a thing - had to go to one of the websites listed so I could see what it was. It looks like it would be uncomfortable, but I suppose if I had back pain, I'd try just about anything. Good luck on relieving yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    My nephew uses one but it is for his attention deficit. It seems to keep him more focused when he has to do homework. Sorry, don't know where to get them though.

    A gal at work uses one of the large exercise balls instead of a chair. She says it helps her back, her posture and her core balance.

    I work with typical & special needs kids. Yes these cushions are used for ADD and kids with sensory needs. It help ADD kids move 'in' their chairs rather than 'out' of their chairs and helps others organize their sensory needs. OT's love them. I am not sure about helping with the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by annthreecats
    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    My nephew uses one but it is for his attention deficit. It seems to keep him more focused when he has to do homework. Sorry, don't know where to get them though.

    A gal at work uses one of the large exercise balls instead of a chair. She says it helps her back, her posture and her core balance.
    I have a one of those large exercise balls as well. I use it when I'm sitting at the computer. I like to try to balance on it. It's great for low back pain.
    Exercise balls are also being used in some classrooms as well. They allow movement while sitting. New research is looking at increasing attention by allowing the children movement while 'sitting'.
    For me though my back does get tired because there's no back support with the ball only.

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