For those of you that have back injuries (preferably those with previous L5/S1 herniations), have you found any particular implement or seat add-on or cushion that has helped your back in long car rides?
I used to drive a Ford Explorer, and then a Trailblazer (both of which were great on my low back… primarily because I was able to sit high w/o having my hips drop below my knees, and maintain a 90degree-105degree angle w/ my back which is most comfortable for me). I now have an '06 Corolla (which I purchased a few years ago due to the far superior gas mileage and the fact that it is less of a money sink). My back was doing totally fine at the time when I purchased it, but since then I’ve had a re-injury which is just now starting to feel good again. However, as expected, long car rides once again cause my back to act up. I drive ~90min a day and ~6hr every other weekend depending on the month. The long car rides of course are the worst. I’ve contemplated buying a big gas-guzzling trailblazer or explorer again since I know their seats were good on my back, but before doing so I want to try out some seat modifiers for my corolla.
So, two questions really:
- Has anyone found any car seat modifiers/adjusters/add-ons that have helped out their back in handling long car rides?
- Other than explorers and trailblazers, has anyone found any car model that has had favorable seats for their back?