28 Apr Best & Worst Chairs for Back Pain after Spine Surgery
Everyone will sit in a chair at some point pretty much every day. When you suffer from back pain, even the simple act of sitting for short amounts of time can be difficult. When you’re recovering from spine surgery, sitting can be even more excruciating. In this article, we are going to talk about the best and worst types of chairs for back pain and after a minimally invasive keyhole spine surgery procedure.
Chairs for Back Pain
Chairs come in many shapes and sizes. If you’re sitting in a chair for a few minutes, pain won’t be as much of an issue. But for people who are required to sit for hours on end every day, ergonomics are important. In these cases you want a chair with good cushioning and support for your lower back, as well as your neck and head. Also take a look at how you sit in the chair. Ideally you want to have your feet planted flat on the ground and your knees at a 90 degree angle.
Chairs after Spine Surgery
Sitting pain is a common complaint among patients after spine surgery. Post-op pain after surgery is often worse when sitting, and it’s good for patients to get up and move around during recovery. However, you will still likely need to be sitting during some portions of the day, which is why a good supportive chair is important.
Chairs are also a concern for patients who work in an office setting and are required to sit for large chunks of the day. If you are concerned about sitting pain after your surgery, talk with your doctor about how you can manage the pain.
Many patients want to avoid spinal surgery at all costs, but if you are suffering from chronic back pain that makes it difficult to sit down for long periods of time, a minimally invasive keyhole surgery may help you return to a pain free life. The revolutionary procedures developed by Inspired Spine are quick and much less painful compared to other contemporary surgeries. Contact us today to learn more about these spinal procedures or to make an appointment with an Inspired Spine surgeon.