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Trouble Sitting



  • I had a two level L4 to S1 and sitting is still a challenge for me. There are some chairs that I do better in than others. I have found ones that recline or the adirondak (?) thats on my front porch allow me to sit for longer periods. Chairs that are wooden, or sit straight up put a lot of stress more on my back than my tail bone. Mine seems to feel like its "pulling" in my mid back when I sit to long. Sometimes I have to put my hand between my back and the chair Im sitting in, that seems to relieve it fairly instantly. Maybe I need a lumbar support to help with the natural curve of the lower back. I went from only being able to sit for about five minutes to about fourty five minutes now and its been about three months. So it is gradually getting better. As some on here, I was also on a sitting restriction till week eight, and Im still supposed to get up between fourty five minutes to an hour and walk or stand for five to ten minutes to take pressure off.
    OHHHH how I miss being able to sit and just have idle chit chat over dinner!!! I hope this gets better for all us Lumbars. Good luck in recovery, best wishes
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