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My Honda Civic Tourer gives me back problems - can I do anything about improving ride comfort?

We've just purchased a 2015 Honda Civic Tourer. Unlike our previous car, a Volvo C30, the passenger seat is neither height adjustable or lumber support adjustable. On a three hour journey yesterday, our first long journey, my wife suffered lower back pain. She believes, as she isn't tall, this is due to her feet not being in a suitable natural position for sitting down. We think she may require a little more height in the seat. Could you recommend a suitable product to resolve the situation.

Asked on 1 August 2017 by David O'Brien

Answered by Honest John
I tried all sorts of products like 'Backfriend' in the past because I have to sit for long periods at a keyboard. I agree, Honda seats are not the best and they don't seem to have heard about lumbar support. A 'Backfriend' and a more reclined backrest may do the job by spreading more of her weight into the backrest rather than the base of her spine. I wrote a feature 20 years ago with Professor Mark Porter the Ergonomist and he confirmed that sitting upright in a car is the worst thing you can do.
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