Degenerative discs in lower back

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IamCurious
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   Posted 6/20/2012 7:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I have severely degenerated discs in my lower back from years of heavy weight lifting and hitting thousands of golf balls. I don't take pain meds but go to the chiropractor every few weeks or months to clear out any subluxations.

What has really helped the past 2 years is getting a new chair for home and office. I tended to slouch which would pressure my lower spine and tail bone. But I found a chair where the back and the seat are permanently fixed at a 90 degree angle. The chair can still recline but in one-piece from the bottom below the seat.

The effect is that all my body weight remains on my buttocks as I slouch back. No pressure on my lower spine or tailbone. Now I need to see the chiropractor maybe only once a year, if that.

It is hard to explain so here is a picture of the kind of chair I am talking about. The one I bought is cheaper but the concept is the same. Please note that the chair can recline but the angle between the seat and back of the chair remains permanently fixed at 90 degrees:
www.staples.com/True-Seating-Designs-Mesh-Managers-Chair-with-Headrest-Black-and-Chrome/product_796648
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   Posted 6/20/2012 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   

 

         Good morning Babeinthewoods!

              Thank you for the tip! We always appreciate helpful links and or product referrals! wink

     I noticed that you eat healthy as well, ...from reading the information in your signature line. Bravo! wink

         SE wink


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   Posted 6/20/2012 10:21 AM (GMT -6)   
BabeintheWoods,

I work primarily in a reclined position, but spend some of the day sitting upright. You might also find an adjustable keyboard tray helpful for your posture. I purchased a kensington keyboard tray from Amazon for about $60 and am very pleased with its quality. If I recall, it is model K60718US.
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