Sitting properly is an important part of your effort to prevent sciatica. Your hips and your knees should be level when you sit. If you're seated at a desk, your feet should be flat on the floor, and your elbows should be bent at right angles. When selecting a chair, choose one with adequate support for your lower back. A swivel base and arm rests are also recommended. A properly placed rolled-up towel or small pillow can help you keep the natural curves of your spine.
- Q Is there a way I can prevent sciatic nerve problems from happening?
- Q How common is sciatica?
- Q Can sciatica caused by spine problems reoccur multiple times?
- Q What is sciatica?
- Q How does sciatica affect the body?
- Q Is it possible to predict the outcome of a diskectomy for my sciatica?