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A wedge cushion is a pillow that provides support in the lumbar region of your back. It helps to keep you sitting up straight, which can help with posture and reduce lower back pain. The Wedge Cushion from Drive Medical has an ergonomic design for added comfort while seated. This product features a removable cover that's easy to clean and maintain too.

The best Wedge Cushion in the UK: Our selection

Wedge Cushion: Frequently asked questions

What types of Wedge Cushion are there and what determines a good product?

There are two basic types of Wedge Cushions. The first type is made from a single piece of foam that has been cut into the shape and size needed for your specific application. These cushions can be used in any position or orientation, but they do not have as much flexibility as other products because you cannot adjust them to fit different body shapes or sizes. They also tend to wear out faster than some other options on this list due to their lack of cushioning material around the edges where it contacts with hard surfaces like concrete floors and metal chairs.

The second type is called an “open cell” wedge cushion which features multiple pieces stacked together at various angles so that each person using one will get support exactly where he needs it most depending upon his weight distribution when sitting down on top of it (see image below). This design allows users who weigh more than others – such as pregnant women – to sit comfortably without having pressure points develop along their hips, backside, legs and feet while still providing proper lumbar support for those who need extra help getting comfortable during long periods spent seated upright in front of computers or televisions watching movies all day long.

The Wedge Cushion is a very simple product, but it’s effectiveness depends on the quality of its materials. For example, if you want to use your wedge cushion for long periods of time (more than an hour), then choose one that has high-quality memory foam or gel inside. This will ensure maximum comfort and support while sitting in any position. Also make sure that the cover material is soft enough so as not to irritate sensitive skin when used over extended periods of time.

Who should use a Wedge Cushion?

Anyone who sits for long periods of time should use a Wedge Cushion. This includes office workers, students and teachers, drivers, people with back pain or sciatica issues as well as those recovering from injury or surgery.

Based on what criteria should you buy a Wedge Cushion?

The selection of a Wedge Cushion should depend on the user's purpose, age and height. A short person will not be able to use a wedge cushion that is too high for them. Similarly, an elderly individual may find it difficult to get up from or sit down onto a very low-profile wedge cushion.

Make sure you check out the warranty cover of any Wedge Cushion before buying it. No matter how expensive a product is, its importance can be lost if it doesn’t come with a good warranty. You should also make sure that the Wedge Cushion is made from high quality materials – most often, these are durable fabrics and strong metals like steel or aluminum. Quality products will serve you better for longer periods of time as well as provide more comfort than cheaper alternatives do.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a Wedge Cushion?


The Wedge Cushion is designed to help you sit comfortably in your chair. It helps reduce pressure on the tailbone and lower back, which can be painful for some people when sitting for long periods of time.


The disadvantage of a wedge cushion is that it can be difficult to sleep on your side. It may also not provide enough support for those who have lower back pain or other issues with their spine.

Shopping Guide: Everything you need to know

Which brands and manufacturers are represented in our review?

In our review, we present products from various manufacturers and suppliers. The list includes products from the following brands and manufacturers, among others:

  • Medipaq
  • Performance Health
  • 66fit

What is the price range of the featured products?

The cheapest Wedge Cushion in our review costs around 14 pounds and is ideal for customers who are conscious about their money. However, those who are willing to spend more money for better quality can also spend around 40 pounds for one of the more expensive products.