Simply lying down can take pressure off of the back and relieve low back pain. However, there is an added benefit to having the thighs flexed at the hip as this partially flattens the lower back and reduces muscle tension. Flexing the thigh also relieves tension on the psoas muscle. The Lounge Doctor Leg Rest flexes the thigh 40 degrees. If you suffer from chronic low back pain, and do not own The Lounge Doctor Leg Rest™, trying lying flat and have someone position 3 or 4 pillows to elevate your thigh and calf to see if this helps your pain.
The Lounge Doctor Leg Rest™ will not cure your back problem. However, elevating your legs may provide temporary relief of your pain.