I am 2 yrs post l4/l5 discectomy. I have very minimal pain for the most part, but there are still certain things that cause me pain. Sitting in certain chairs seem to be the cause of my pain these days.
I am in need of some serious advice relating to my workplace. I have been an employee in a small company (18 people) for two years; I started the position less than 3 weeks post op. I have had no issues with the chair I have, until today.
We recently remodeled the entire building, and with that came new furniture. I attempted to use the new chairs, and had to go back to my previous chair within 4 hours. I was told today that I will be using the new chair starting tomorrow, no matter if I like it or not. I explained to them that I am unable to sit in the new chair due to pain, and was told I will learn to deal with it.
I am so upset. Because they want the entire area uniform, I will be in pain. I do not know what to do. Are there any laws surrounding this sort of issue? I would like to think that our labor laws would stop this sort of thing from happening, but I am not having any luck locating anything on the net relating to this.
They are very aware that I am a back surgery patient. I do not know how to deal with the thought that I will be in pain tomorrow. I am already in tears and I am no where near the chair.