Beam me out of here!
April 16, 2012 10:39 AM Subscribe
ErgonomicsFilter: Why do i want to lean back in my office chair so much? Is there a way to get my chair to stay tilted back so i'm not pushing with feet all day? plus bonus question!
posted by sio42 to Health & Fitness (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have never found working at desks to be comfortable. I would rather sit on the couch or at a bar. I can sit at either for hours and not have the kind of pain I do sitting a stupid office cubicle desk for an hour.
For some reason when I sit at a cube desk, I just want to lean back in the chair, like i'm on the Enterprise bridge. But I just keep pushing with my feet and back all day and that doesn't help the pain I keep getting.
I can do all the neck stretches and exercise I want all day but it just doesn't alleviate any of this. I've got the monitor where it should be. I can't have a keyboard tray because that's just not an option (my company rents space and we can't modify the furniture). There's no HR...this is a startup. I bought my own expensive chair to replace the broken task chair i did have.
I almost feel sick from the tension in my neck and shoulders. I had to go home Friday and just lie on the floor. I got a great massage Saturday and I can feel all the tension just coming right back. I don't understand what I'm doing wrong in terms of desk ergonomics. This has been every job with a cube desk.
So, is there a way to modify my chair to make it stay tilted back?
And why on earth do I want to lean back so much?
(and bonus...why does it make me feel queasy? that's just weird.)