Optimal Desk Chair and/or Mattress for a Bad Back
October 18, 2013 8:17 AM Subscribe
If you are someone with disc problems, have you found that a certain desk chair and/or mattress has made a significant difference in your level of discomfort?
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The discs in my lower back are a mess and my doctors have said there isn't much I can do about it other than controlling my weight, strengthening my muscles, and being careful. I have made peace with this and have accepted I'm always going to have periodic pain.
The last six months have been the worst yet - and then I spent 10 days on vacation in Spain and had absolutely no pain at all. I'm convinced this is due to a combination of the rock hard beds in Spain and walking around all day rather than sitting in a desk chair. I've been home a week and my back is giving me problems again after returning to my usual routine. Getting some sort of job wherein I walk around all day is not really an option, but I'm willing to shell out cash for a new mattress and convince my employer to buy me a new chair if those things will make a difference.
Have you found either of those things to help your back problems, and if so, do you have specific recommendations for me? Thanks.