Is it worth the extra $$ to get a massaging feature ?

I used to be able to watch a couple of 2 hour movies on Hallmark Movie Channel. Now, my lower back becomes painful after an hour or so. I could use a new recliner, but hate to pay extra && if the massage feature does not ease the pain. Can anyone verify the effectiveness of this extra feature ? ( I realize this is a DIY site, but do not know of any other place to ask this question ? )

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  • I do not have room for a recliner in my house and after I had my first back surgery, I spent a small bloody fortune for a new mattress and moved a TV into my bedroom. Now it is my favorite place to watch TV, read, write, pay bills and snuggle with the cats and dogs. Might be something to consider.

  • Castrang17 Castrang17 on Nov 22, 2017
    A medical supply store should have what you are looking for to ease your back pain as there are a variety of massagers on the market. The massagers slip behind your back and they are portable to go with you. Take the time to call your doctor, as insurance may pay for it. Please take care of yourself, get fresh air and walk. Even a slow walk eases pain. Your back pain will only increase, if you do not move about. Thinking of you.

  • FL FL on Nov 22, 2017
    Maybe you can get up from your chair every 1/2 hour and walk around for a little bit, even if just to get the mail or water a few plants. If I sit, stand, lay down or do anything for two hours (except sleep), I get achy. Our bodies need to circulate blood and I do not know if a massage feature in a chair will do that, but I doubt it will circulate blood through your legs/feet and
    arms /fingers. Just sayin.'

  • Ellis Ellis on Nov 22, 2017
    I would buy one of the portable massagers first, and see if it helps. They're not that expensive, and even if you do end up buying a new recliner with massage features, you can still use the portable massager elsewhere. Having tried a portable one myself, you might find it helpful to you.

  • Mogie Mogie on Nov 22, 2017
    The body can sometimes become painful if we don't move around enough. Every time a commercial comes on do something. Example, commercial take you glass into the kitchen for a fresh refill of water, go to the bathroom (not in the front room I mean walk into the bathroom), take the garbage out, etc.

  • Olesia Lintvar Olesia Lintvar on Aug 25, 2018

    In general, I find the different parts of the body need different tools to massage effectively. So far my collection includes a lacrosse ball, a lacrosse ball in a sock, a tennis ball, a PVC-core foam roller, the back buddy, "the stick", and a knobble (Google those last two if you haven't heard of them). I got really into soft tissue work about a year ago and ended up searching for the perfect tool for each job, but honestly if I could only have one tool it would be the lacrosse ball/sock combo.

  • Sandy Ochoa Sandy Ochoa on Feb 01, 2021

    Your lower back needs support, use a lumbar pillow. The best is a roll looking one. Believe me I have a whole website dedicated to my back struggles. It works no need for a new chair. Unless you really want one!