Lumbar support for travel, work, and home

Lower back pain is the #2 reason people visit their doctor, second only to the common cold. The Back Thing is a patented chair support, designed by a neurosurgeon, to provide the pain relief you’ve been searching for. Take it to work, then take it home, it's designed to be lightweight and portable. The Back Thing provides relief "everywhere except the John"!

On the green
The Back Thing Recreational is bigger and thicker than the original to provide extra support. Don’t let your back decide when the fun ends, take the lead with The Back Thing Recreational.

Real customers, real relief

Commuting by train to work places a strain on my lower back. I typically sit for 3 hours daily round trip and really feel it when I get home. The Back Thing has been a nice addition to the commute. I like the fact that it folds for easy placement in my briefcase too.

— Peter F., Baltimore, MD

Commuting by train to work places a strain on my lower back. I typically sit for 3 hours daily round trip and really feel it when I get home. The Back Thing has been a nice addition to the commute. I like the fact that it folds for easy placement in my briefcase too.

— Peter F., Baltimore, MD

I have tried a number of support devices, with not much success. I was given The Back Thing as a gift and thought it was just another back pad. I followed the directions and placed it on my chair that I watch movies on. I have been pleased with the results. It is great because you don’t really know that it is there. The support though has been noticeable.

— Brian H., Weston, MA

I use mine every time I sit in my office chair. It functions almost exactly like the lumbar support feature you find in a luxury automobile. In the past I had slipped a pillow back there as a stopgap measure. The pillow method is a very weak substitute for The Back Thing.

— Stephen J., Stratham, NH

I was skeptical at first, but have been pleasantly surprised by the support that I get from the The Back Thing. I typically sit a lot for my job. By the afternoon, my back feels it. I have used The Back Thing for the past two months and have experienced less pain as a result. I think it is because I get consistent support in the right places. Other support products move around a lot.

— Jane T., Lexington, MA