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Good grief, lumbar support! Oct. 15th, 2005 05:26 pm
Ikea without a car is an... interesting experience, but I now have a decent office chair which will hopefully encourage my shoulder back into shape. (Staples have some decent ones in too, as it happens, but I went with a recommendation in the end).

Out of interest, I've also found that to have the approved right-angle-elbow typing posture, my legs would have to be sharing physical space with the top of the desk. I must be the wrong shape...

Oh, and I have a (slightly crosseyed) plush bat atop my monitor.

From: duncanneko
Date: October 15th, 2005 - 05:09 pm (Link)
Ah yes, I have that problem with correct sitting posture too. I think it's due to extra-long arms, or somesuch, but leads to me preferring very, very thin desks... An alternative I've been pondering is the "kneeling" seat things, that mean your thighs are at an angle rather than horizontal, and thus don't bump into the desk.
From: d_floorlandmine
Date: October 16th, 2005 - 01:52 am (Link)
I've thought about those too. Of course, I've also considered sitting up properly ... which is another reason for thinking about those ...
From: cookwitch
Date: October 16th, 2005 - 02:45 pm (Link)
I'd love one of those as they're great for the back but with my duff knee, I can't use them. Poot.
From: silenttex
Date: October 17th, 2005 - 12:16 pm (Link)
Don't bother, they're crap. They don't provide any back support at all (obviously, not having a chair back), the theory being that if you have the right posture your spine should support itself. What happens in practice, at least for me, is that after a short while you wind up with your back slumped into a worse position than if you were using a regular chair.
From: hsb
Date: October 15th, 2005 - 06:09 pm (Link)
One of my colleagues had that problem. They raised her desk at work, which was hugely disruptive, but good once it happened.

From: reddragdiva
Date: October 15th, 2005 - 07:06 pm (Link)
And pretty much required for occupational health and safety. Bring it to the attention of HR promptly.
From: fellcat
Date: October 16th, 2005 - 12:35 am (Link)
All I can say is, hurrah for height-adjustable desks!
From: valkyriekaren
Date: October 16th, 2005 - 09:39 am (Link)
You can actually adjust the height of this desk, I think?