In the spring I had a really bad day after teaching guitar. I really had to walk around and not sit down for more than an hour before the pain settled down a bit. I covered a gel chair pad with some pretty fabric and put that on the chair I teach on. It seemed to help a little bit, at least reducing the pain to bearable.
|Gel chair pad before covering.|
The other day, after visiting the chiropractor again, I was trying hard to pay attention to exactly what was causing the most pain.
It was the chairs I sit in! Duh!
|My old computer chair. Since my desk is in the great room (kitchen, sitting area, computer area, dinning table), I like using something that looks a little more like house furniture instead of office furniture. Big mistake!|
Hubby has one of those big exercise balls. He didn't like it as much as he thought he would, so it sat in the storage room for a year.
Hmmmm..... I wanted to see if that would help my back. I pulled it out of the storage room, plopped it in front of my computer and, Voila! Instant back relief! I couldn't believe it.
It was a bit low, so I looked on the internet for the chairs just to see how much they would cost.
I'm a cheapskate, so I really didn't want to spend the money on that if I could figure out something using something I've already got.
It took my hips a few days to get used to the ball. The muscles were a bit sore, but it wasn't the pinched nerve type pain that I was enduring before. And I can wiggle my behind while I'm sitting, which seems to help, too.
I'm not sure if I will be able to use the ball chair to teach guitar from, but you can be sure I will carry it to my sewing room when I am quilting and using the knitting machine this winter.