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Old 03-18-2012, 08:18 AM   #1
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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!

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Old 03-18-2012, 06:42 PM   #2
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Re: Suggestion for laptop users with low back pain

wow, thats a great idea! I hate having mine on my lap since the weight on my legs does bother me and I was just trying to figure out something to solve this problem.

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Old 03-19-2012, 04:31 PM   #3
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Re: Suggestion for laptop users with low back pain

On my original post about a month ago I recommended a thing called a "laptop laidback". I'm up for 3 level fusion in about a month. I found it by doing a Google search. I found it about 6 months ago. It allows you to work from a completely prone position, is very sturdy and egonomically terrific. I have absolutely no reason for recommending this thing except for the fact that has allowed me to triple my work productivity in my run up to surgery. I hope this can be helpful.

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