I am a 6' tall 21-year old woman with mild scoliosis but no other medically diagnosed problems with my back. However, I am an undergraduate student who spends about 6 hours a day in these horrible, un-adjustable metal chair-desks in class. I can't adjust the height of my computer, the height of the seat, or anything...and it's all made out of metal, with no ergometric design whatsoever. It didn't bother me for a long time, but recently it has gradually escalated to a point where I cannot pay attention in class because I am simply in too much pain--lower back and neck in particular. I have tried changing my posture, but these chairs are slightly slanted so that if you sit up "straight", it's as if you're slightly leaning backward...I feel like I've tried everything, and I don't know what to do. Does anyone have experience with this? Are there any products, portable seat cushions, etc, that might help my situation? It needs to be something I can attach to these awful chairs, and that I can feasibly carry to campus and back.
Thanks for your help!