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Orthopedic/Ergonomic chair?

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:21 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hello Everyone,

I am returning to work on a limited basis 2 weeks after L5/S1 micro-d. My doctor wrote me a prescription for an orthopedic chair. My workplace is asking for a specific recommendation for a chair. Does anyone have one or have any idea where I should look so I know what to request?



  • Do a search for Herman Miller office chairs. Or, just type in "ergonomic chairs". I looked at a bunch, and in the end, got a hand me down from someone else at work. Most ergonomical chairs are freaking expensive.

    I would check with your employer about who is going to pay for the chair. Just because the doctor wrote a script doesn't mean the office will pay for it. Hopefully, you have an understanding employer and will do the right thing.

    If you are a worker's comp patient, you have more of a leg to stand on. If needed, down load an ADA Accomodation Request form and fill it out. With most employers, you mention ADA and they will go out of their way to help you out.

    Several Epidurals, L4-S1 360 ALIF, Numerous Facet Joint Injections, RFA x2
  • DRW -

    Prior to my fusion surgery, my office agreed to buy me a new chair. When I was well enough to check one out, I hit several national chain computer/office stores.

    I found a Sealy Posturepedic Office Chair that has all the bells and whistles you could want. Everything on it adusts - the seat height, seat angle, lumbar support, chair back height, arm rest height and arm rest forward and backward. It is covered in suede microfiber so it's easy to clean as well. I've been very pleased with it and it was only about $200.

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