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vexillia25 Nov 2013 8:47 a.m. PST

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Recently, I've been having a few problems sitting at my painting desk. For the last ten years or so I've used a kneeling chair like the one shown on the right. It's really good for 1-2 hr painting sessions without putting a lot of stress on my back.

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Monstro Inactive Member25 Nov 2013 9:06 a.m. PST

I used one of these stools for many years and found them very comfortable, it also relieved the dyspepsia that had been a side effect of sitting hunched over a desk all day.

When I started to use normal chairs again I found I had quite notably altered the way I sat on them, now I sit perched on the edge with my legs pointing slightly down mimicing the posture the stool forces you to adopt.
I only sit back on them when I'm relaxing or reviewing what I'm doing and almost automatically move back to the edge again when I start to work.

normsmith Inactive Member25 Nov 2013 10:40 a.m. PST

martin, your back aches with the strain you are putting on it. It would be worthwhile to spend 10 minutes each morning doing some lower back strengthening exercises. Your Physio people are best placed to give proper advice for that sort of thing.

Oh to be 21 again! pain free joints and as a bonus you get to see things sharply again :-)

gameorpaint Inactive Member25 Nov 2013 10:49 a.m. PST

Maybe your work surface is now too low or the new chair too high? You may be straining your back because you are trying to reach your work surface by bending.

vexillia25 Nov 2013 11:02 a.m. PST

It would be worthwhile to spend 10 minutes each morning doing some lower back strengthening exercises.

Not more exercise! I'm certain it's all linked to tightness in my legs – calves, hamstrings & finally my back muscles.

Oh to be 21 again! pain free joints and as a bonus you get to see things sharply again :-)

Hear hear!

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