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need advice on how to sit or other comfortable positions while working

gwynplaineggwynplaine Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:56 AM in Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Problems
I'm on my third sprain of my left SI joint in two years. I got back into deadlifts too quickly this time but am progressing well. As you may know sitting is not a comfortable position at all and it feels like the SI joint is being pulled apart

I telecommute (a lot of boring administrative stuff) for my job and I would like to continue working through it and have a medicine ball and a laptop... I can lay around, sit around or do anything I want.. I just want a good position or few where I can be as comfortable as possible while on the computer. thanks


  • first your company should supply you with a chair suitable for your condition,failing that JML make a back support ..its like a web support that you put on your chair ..they are very good .and you can get a memory foam wedge that you sit on ..this is supposed to correct your spine {i am not too sure about that device ..but my mother in law loves hers } .{you could ....in addition to any chair related products use a TENS unit as well }
    good luck
    tony {UK}
    1997 laminectomy
    2007 repeat laminectomy and discectomy L4/L5
    2011 ALIF {L4/L5/S1}
    2012 ? bowel problems .still under investigation
    2014 bladder operation may 19th 2014
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,832
    one workstation environment that is suitable for people with spinal problems. I spent years working with a doctor, physical therapist, big company and chair company to come up with the perfect chair!
    That was back in 1988 and what we came up with helped, but in no way addressed the total spine.

    It is important to have the correct ergonomic setup (monitor height, keyboard and mouse placement, etc), but the most important factor of all is TIME AWAY.

    About every 45 minutes you need to take a break from the workstation and move around, walk, stretch, for about 10 minutes before returning to your workstation.

    That is the one purest and most effective ways in reducing problems due to workstations and desk job environments.

    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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