Pillow for Lumbar Support: FSA Eligibility
Not eligible for general use and wellbeing.
What is a pillow for lumbar support?
Pillows are normally considered personal items, and are eligible only to treat medical conditions. Lumbar support pillows are the ideal option for individuals who need additional support on the go. These pillows are perfect for cars and airplanes, improving the support of chairs around the house and anywhere else the person can sit (Spine-Health).
Lumbar support is a term that encompasses a wide range of chairs, cushions, pillows and other devices that are designed to provide optimal support to the muscles and skeletal structure of a person's lower back. In the vast majority of cases, lumbar supports are designed to provide additional reinforcement to an individual's back when in a seated position, but they are also available for individuals who need additional support when walking and performing day-to-day activities (National Center for Biotechnology Information).
The importance of proper lumbar support is extremely valuable to a person's overall well-being, as injuries to the musculature of the lumbar area can inhibit an individual's ability to walk, and can even lead to paralysis if proper treatment is not pursued. In most cases, lower back issues begin as twinges of pain that are a result of daily activities, but beginning the usage of lumbar supports as soon as this discomfort arises can dramatically reduce lower back issues and can have a significant impact on the user's quality of life in later years.
Lumbar support pillows must be accompanied by a Letter of Medical Necessity (LMN) in order to be considered eligible for reimbursement with a consumer-directed healthcare account.