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Suffering from Sciatica? Leg pillows can help — try this fan fave on sale for Memorial Day

If you're one of the nearly 40% of Americans dealing with Sciatica and lower back pain, you know how tough it can be. Sciatica, which may cause shooting pain, numbness and tingling in your legs, can range from annoying to debilitating. While you should always visit a doctor to diagnose and treat your specific back condition, elevating your legs with a pillow is a tried-and-true back pain relief method for many folks. Right now, a popular leg pillow that over 20,000 Amazon shoppers rave about for sciatic and back pain relief is on sale at Amazon — and it's down to $39 for Memorial Day.

This wedge-style pillow is designed to gently elevate your legs and help provide relief from a range of issues, including Sciatica, back pain and leg swelling.

$42 at Amazon

Why consider a leg elevation pillow? Elevating your legs can help with back and hip and pain, Dr. Mara Vucich, a physiatrist with the Maryland Spine Center at Mercy Medical Center, tells Yahoo Life. "If you elevate the legs so that your hips and knees are slightly bent, it helps keep the spine in a more neutral position with less pressure through the spine," she explains. "That's an ideal position." This position, Vucich says, can help you get relief from back pain by putting your spine in its normal alignment.

person resting legs on a pillow
Give your back a break. (Photo: Amazon)

Lifting your legs with the Ebung Leg Elevation Pillow may help with a range of issues, including back and knee pain, sciatica and leg swelling. It's made of sturdy memory foam and won't collapse under your body weight. It even comes with a breathable and washable hypoallergenic pillow cover to help you keep it clean. To use it, simply place the pillow under your legs and relax, keeping your back in a neutral position. That's it!

While Vucich says that many people with back pain can benefit from this pillow, it's not for everyone. "If you put yourself in that position and it's increasing your pain, stop doing it," she says. (A good way to test this before investing in a leg pillow is to prop your legs up with a regular pillow and see how it feels.)

woman on couch
Are you ready for a more comfortable rest? (Photo: Amazon)

Thousands of shoppers swear the Ebung Leg Elevation Pillow helps with their sciatic and back pain. "This pillow has given me great relief from sciatic pain. At the end of a long work day putting my legs up on this pillow does wonders," said one 5-star reviewer. "It took way longer for it to fully inflate itself than what the directions claimed (it took about 3-4 days for mine ) but that’s my only complaint!"

A fellow happy customer said, "I have had sciatic and low back pain for over 4 years and I could never get a restful night sleep because of the pain. This will do it for you. I was elated after the 1st night because I was able to sleep and it really helped decrease my pain."

"Super super comfortable," touted another reviewer. "I have a lot of sciatic and lower back issues, so when I’m laying down, it’s incredibly helpful to have my feet elevated."

  • Ebung Leg Elevation Memory Foam Pillow

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.