My Chirp Wheel Review To Fix Lower Back Pain

Today I want to share my feedback and review the Chirp wheel.

When it comes to tools for back pain relief, I always recommend you keep it simple. But I’ve gotten a few emails asking about what I think of yoga wheels. I decided to use the Chirp wheel for this post, try it for myself, and see how effective it is for back pain relief.

I got the medium 10 inch Chirp Wheel…I find this to be the perfect size.

I have the 10 inch Chirp Yoga wheel.

Chirp wheel size

Chirp Wheel Review

I can immediately see how the Chirp wheel can be an excellent tool for lower back pain relief because it has the capability to target deep back muscles without pressing on the spine.

The Chirp wheel is narrow enough to be able to release the QL muscle. It’s also very sturdy and can sustain up to 500 lbs.

yoga wheel chirp

The Chirp Wheel vs The Foam Roller

Foam rollers are wider than the yoga wheels. They are great for performing deep tissue release on big muscles such as the latissimus dorsi, the hip flexors, the TFL, and also the upper back.

But when it comes to working on the lower back, it’s very hard to do it with the foam roller. In fact, you should never foam roll your lower back.

If you have any disc or nerve issues, it’s never a good idea to foam roll the lower back as you can cause further disc damage.

The lumbar spine isn’t supported by the rib case like the upper back. So you don’t want to place any direct pressure on it.

This is why the chirp wheel is so useful and effective.

The Chirp Wheel that I use has a gap in the middle so that you’re able to foam roll the lower back muscles without putting any pressure on the spine.

Yoga wheel placing

I thought that was genius!

You just want to make sure, of course, the gap is right underneath your back and that’s something you can feel by checking first with your hands after you lie on the wheel.

How To Use The Chirp Wheel For Back Pain Relief

There are 2 main ways to use the chirp wheel for back pain relief:

Rolling The Back On The Chirp Wheel

You can use the chirp wheel to roll your back just like the foam roller.

Chirp yoga wheel

Start by placing the wheel right underneath your mid-back and making sure the gap is right on the spine. (The only thing you want right on your spine!). Use your hand to ensure that it’s the case.

Chirp Yoga wheel release lower back pain

Then, push through your feet and lift your glutes off the floor. Keep your glutes and core tight and engaged for support.

Lift the body off the yoga wheel

Slowly roll your back up and down.

Chirp wheel review for back pain

You can also rest on the wheel to release deep lower back muscles and open up your chest.

Rest on the wheel

Resting The Lower Back On The Wheel

Another fantastic way to use the wheel is to actually lean on it when sitting on the floor.

I published a blog post about how to sit on the ground without lower back pain, and using a wheel is another additional way to sit on the ground with enough lower back pain support.

Chirp wheel

The great thing about the Chirp wheel is that it doesn’t slide until you push against it when you’re rolling. So when you place it on the floor, it tends to sit there against your lower back.

So if you find yourself sitting on the ground with not enough lumbar support, just bring the wheel and lay on it.

Yoga wheel back pain relief

I just checked the Chirp Wheel website and it looks like they have an amazing deal. They’re offering all 3 wheels for $99 plus a free posture corrector.


I own the 10 inch wheel in case you just want to get the one I showed you in the photos.

If you’re interested in getting the chirp wheel, I hope this post has been helpful.

It’s certainly a new tool for me and I’m glad I can easily release those tight lower back muscles without having to schedule a massage.

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