I have been having back problems (L5/S1) that result in me not being able to sit for more than 40 minutes without significant discomfort. Did an injection in late January and it had little to no effect.
I currently have a 2018 BMW M550i with, ironically, the comfort seats and adaptive suspension. Also own a 2019 BMW X3.
I imagine I’ll just have to ask for extended test drives at dealerships, but wondered if anyone else has gone through this process and can help shortcut the issue.
Rolls and Bentley suggestions will be promptly passive-aggressively ignored.
Volvo. Not an R-design (no extra side bolsters). In BMW i think it was only the 12-way adjustable I found comfortable, but more isn’t always better.
Get a good lumbar and butt cushion from Amazon to experiment with what you specifically need. Some people need lift to uncompress the nerve, some need their lower back repositioned. Some benefit from seat extension. Sometimes after 2 surgeries you still struggle unfortunately.
Bentley won’t solve your back issues in my opinion at least the last Gen Continental I’ve sat it for long drives. Maybe an e Class or higher level Mercedes may offer more options for adjusting your seat. I agree Volvo has been comfortable for long drives but at first it was difficult to get the right lumbar and seating position personally. I’ve only driven the current XC40 and XC90 inscription but I assume the seats are all similar in comfort.
If possible I’d suggest a rental or turo to pay to try different seats for your next car.
I would never buy one from that particular robber barron (though my X Chair came from a place like that), but yes. Not the goofy massage pods that Costco sells, but Human Touch, Svago, one of those. laptop friendly, sometimes I work from it with my feet in the air.
I have two herniated disks in my back L4/L5 and L5/S1. The main thing you can do to help alleviate the issue is to stretch and foam roll your psoriasis muscle (upper butt/ side). Until that’s loose, you’re going to have pain regardless of what seat you are in. Getting in and out of my S4 was incredibly painful for me and I swore off anything that wasn’t an SUV. Then I started stretching regularly and it mostly went away.