Suggestion for laptop users with low back pain
I just made this suggestion to someone in a thread I was commenting in, and figured I would share it in a separate thread. I hope I am not violating any rules with this suggestion, as it is not a particular brand that I am suggesting.
For low back pain sufferers who like to use laptops . . . . as funny/odd as this may sound, get yourself a hospital type adjustable height bed table. The weight of the laptop on your lap can increase your pain. I know this from personal experience!
I ordered one of these tables online a month or so ago, and it has been my back's best friend. I paid just under $70 for the thing including shipping, and it has been worth every penny.
There are also bed trays out there that would work for the same purpose, as a cheaper option. I like the table, as all I have to do is roll it out of the way when I want to. It also comes in handy for really bad days when sitting at the dinner table would be completely miserable.
I have a wireless keyboard and mouse for my laptop (some of the work I do on my computer, I need the number pad and other aspects of a regular keyboard), so the height of the table can be adjusted to accommodate a pillow under my knees if I need it as well.
Just thought I'd share something that I have found that helps me out!