Here are some tips to try and help you. Sit comfortably as especially now we are heading towards lots of TV at Christmas!
• If the seat is too deep, you ought to prop up your back with cushions to avoid slumping into it
• If the seat is too high and your feet don’t touch the ground, try a footrest to take pressure off the back of your knees.
• If the sofa is too soft, you might need to get a new one or put a board underneath the cushions so your back get support
• You could try a towel rolled behind your back if you need lumbar support
When seated you should:-
• Sit with your bottom on the chair fully
• Try not to lean to one side
• Don’t tuck your leg(s) underneath you
• Get up regularly and move around. Don’t stay in one position for a long time
• Avoid laying on your side as this will really aggravate your neck and pelvis over time.
If you an attack of back pain, here are some tips according to the Back Care Organisation:-
Keep moving instead of going to bed
Move around every 20 mins so you don’t stay in one position for ages
Try to keep doing normal activities
At night, if your neck is hurting, trying making a bow with your pillow by tying a scarf say around the middle. Rest your neck on this to sleep
If you have leg pain, try lying on the opposite side with a pillow between the legs
If your pain continues long term, maybe consult an osteopath or physio.