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Had a minor back injury (should heal on its own) but I don’t think sitting in an office chair all day is helping. Any ideas to make it more bearable?

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I strongly suggest going to a doctor and getting physical therapy. Backs are poorly constructed, and if you hurt yourself now, it's going to recur. Talk to your firm about getting a standing desk (some desktop ones are pretty inexpensive) and if you have to, just pile some books up and put your keyboard on top so you can get relief from sitting.

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Oye this happened to me in the middle of last year. If you’re still working from home make sure you have a good supportive chair and aren’t using a dining chair or some other regular chair. Get up and walk around at least once an hour, even if it’s just down the hallway, or see if you can get a standing desk.

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Back at the office but yea I’ll have to make time to walk around.

I had a back sprain when I was 29. I had to take 3 days off and just lie down during those days. Came back with an ice pack, learned how to sit straight, and learned to get up and move when I feel my posture slipping. Have to stay vigilant. Very easy to slip back to old habits

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Can you stand?

Unfortunately no. Back at the office and I can’t really ask for a standing desk. 😕

Standing desk FTW

Standing seems like the obvious answer but what sort of back injury?

Injury is an exaggeration but it is incredibly painful. As embarrassing as it is, I was bending down this morning and had a sharp spasm in my lower back. It’s been hurting since then and quite uncomfortable when sitting and driving. I put some pain relief cream on it. I’m 28 for context so this is a wake up call that I need to get my health and shit together.

Ludes.

Thank you!!

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Why can’t you ask for a standing desk? The desk top models are not super expensive - seems like that would be a reasonable accommodation in most cases.

Heating pad is a good idea. I need to buy one.

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