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2012 outback and back pain

is anyone experiencing horrible low back pain from driving their 2012 outback? my husband and i both after a week of driving the new car have been in constant pain. we've tried adjusting the seat every which way. i'm even sitting on a wedge pillow while i drive. help!!
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Maybe just getting used to the new seats or ergonomics? It took me a while to figure out a comfortable seating position. I have a blown lower disc in my back and getting comfortable takes a while.

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First, this thread needs moved. Its in entirely the wrong place.
Second, what kind of car are you coming out of?

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Do you both have back problems in general? Are you seeing an orthpedist, chiropractor or therapist? If you don't have one or all of these, that may be a good place to start. Lots of folks with back problems do the wrong things to help, because what works to get better is not always intuitive.
There is nothing intrinsically wrong with the seats in the Outback. Almost any seat can be made to work with something as simple as a rolled up towel with a rubber band around it. Good luck.
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These are very good seats (2011) so I think you might need to visit a chiropractor, I did and thanks to him spending 3+ hrs. at a time in these seats is no problem.
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I sold a 2006 Accord for my Legacy because the accord hurt my back so bad I couldn't sleep. These seats fixed that for me but everyone is different.
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Just drove from SF Bay Area to LA and back in a weekend. Perfectly comfortable. Previous car was a Prius which was one of the most uncomfortable cars I had ever owned...
Do you have a base model with no lumbar support? I have a Premium and I adjust mine depending on how my back is feeling that day.
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I've had a double discectome and a double hemi-laminectomy 3 years ago and have no issues with back pain in my '12 OB. Never had a problem in my '06 Forester, either. I'm 6'2, 185-190lbs.
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have not experienced any back pain yet in my 2012. Seats are pretty comfortable and for me have been fairly easy to adjust into a comfortable driving position.
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is anyone experiencing horrible low back pain from driving their 2012 outback? my husband and i both after a week of driving the new car have been in constant pain. we've tried adjusting the seat every which way. i'm even sitting on a wedge pillow while i drive. help!!
Did you try to get the lumbar support at its lowest position?
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