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    posture problem?

    Not sure if anyone can help me but I am having a painful time at my home workstation. This means I can only sit at my pc for very short periods of time. I then experience pain and numbness in my right leg, back and shoulders and right arm and hand. I have the same kind of chair at work so no problems there. The only difference is that my desk at home has a keyboard drawer which is slightly lower than my desk at work. I don't have arms on my chairs and I use a logitech cordless mouse and keyboard in both locations.
    Anyone had a similar experience, if so what's the fix?
    This is driving me nuts so any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
    Cheers

    Terry

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    Sorry Terry, no definite answer from me I'm afraid....just keep trying different seating height combinations until you get one that suits.

    I myself have purchased 3 quality computer chairs and have discarded all three as none of them were any good for more than 1 hour or so, same thing, numb legs, back and headaches, no matter what I did I had grief with them

    I have reverted back to one of my own design kitchen chairs, hard seat, stiff vertical back and not built for extreme comfort.....but I can sit in this chair for hours on end and get up as fresh as when I first sat down.....incredible, but it's a fact

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    Having similar problems, also bough an expensive chair, comfy but hasn't solved the problem, I just have to limit amount of time sitting before getting up and stretching etc.
    It literally is a pain in the bum!
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    Best practice OH&S is (I am not a Doctor)
    a) Chair is high enough that your feet are flat and your knees are bent at 90 degrees
    b) Top of the monitor is at eye height when sitting straight up

    http://www.ergonomics.com.au/pages/4...how_to_sit.htm
    http://dohs.ors.od.nih.gov/ergo_computers.htm

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    I used to work in the fitness industry had a few clients with a similar problem a few got rid of there chair and got a fit ball(medi ball pro) this makes sit in the right position and helps with core strength 3 sizes available.
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