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Worried about losing my job/career

Hi all - I've been experiencing low back issues for the last 20 year but have been able to manage with Aleve, Tylenol, yoga, massage. Four months ago, the pain crippled me. I just had my MRI and am meeting with an orthopedic spine specialist a week from today for the diagnosis. I've been out of work 2 weeks. My career requires sitting a computer 8-9 hours a day and I'm not sure I'll be able to continue at this rate. I'm 51 and years away from being able to retire. Has anyone had to switch careers? Computers have made office work so sedentary that I'm surprised anyone can do it! I've tried every Ergonomic product out there with no luck. Worried about the future.


  • Is there a possibility that you could get a remote working job or at least work from home some days? I have a tablet style computer & find it easier to find comfortable positions at home.
    I had both a physical therapist & a chronic pain psychologist help me to develop restrictions & coping mechanisms to deal with things that my condition make very challenging. It was a great help.

    Hi & welcome! I hope to see you around on the forums. There's lots of advise & support here.
    Osteoarthritis & DDD.
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