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Old 11-28-2016, 12:32 PM
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Default Stupid... but... how do you keep your feet flat on the floor?

Apparently this back problem isn't going away. And it seems that it has to do with how I sit. I am totally unable to sit with my feet flat on the floor, they are all sorts of twisted, and cocked back, etc. If I FORCE myself to sit with my feet flat on the floor I feel far better... but I often find myself right back in that messed-up position.

Any hints on this?
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Old 11-28-2016, 12:34 PM
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Take a pair of slip on shoes and nail them to the floor where you will be sitting. When you sit down slide off shoes your wearing and slip them in the pair nailed to the floor.
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Make sure you dont have a wallet in your back pocket
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Old 11-28-2016, 12:45 PM
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Make sure you dont have a wallet in your back pocket
LOL. You can bet that doesn't happen. That sucker's locked up tighter than Ft Knox.

jus kidden Pete.

Sorry to hear your back isn't getting better.
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Old 11-28-2016, 01:09 PM
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Get a good chair. Adjust the height proper. Bite the bullet and get an aeron. I've had them for 35+ years. Tried some others but always went back.
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Old 11-28-2016, 02:44 PM
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My reoccurring back problems result from my pelvis getting out of alignment. A PT showed me how to get back in alignment with a few exercises and stretches. Might help you to do the same.
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Old 11-28-2016, 03:53 PM
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I never paid any attention to it and the back... I am notorious for curling my feet up under my chair... I can feel when switching to normal position it does change the lumbar muscles some.

Not sure if it would cause back issues or not??? I will ask my back Dr tomorrow.

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Old 11-28-2016, 05:29 PM
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Friend of mine had back surgery, and the surgeon told him to keep both feet on the floor during recovery. He kept unconsciously crossing his legs, so his wife got a big squirt gun. Whenever she noticed his feet off the floor she hosed him.

His back recovered well, and she had fun. What's not to like.😎
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A standing desk, about console height and a leaning post.
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Sounds crazy but if I'm at my desk I use a giant excersise ball part of the day 30/45 mins. I was having a problem with lower back pain and balancing while working has helped a lot plus it helps with fatigue after lunch. I also invested in a really nice big and tall back chair for the other times of the day. When not at work I'm in my recliner sooo.
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Old 11-29-2016, 08:31 AM
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Strengthen and align your core.

Your posture will follow.

Kinda like "free your mind and your ass will follow"...same theory, different body parts
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