How Height-Adjustable Desks Help With Sciatica

16 March 2022

What is Sciatica?

Sciatica is a common spine health condition that causes lower back pain that can often spread into the legs. People struggling with the chronic condition often wonder, “Do standing desks help sciatica?”.

Sciatica pain isn’t just a common term for back pain. It varies from person to person, but it’s generally described in a range from dull and tingling to sharp, stabbing pains. 

Symptoms include:

  • Moderate to severe lower back pain and pain throughout buttock and leg.
  • Numbness or weakness in the same area.
  • Pain that gets worse as you move.
  • Loss of movement.
  • A feeling of pins and needles emanating from the sciatic nerve.

If you seem to be suffering from any of the symptoms listed above, It is best to get in touch with your doctor for further help. However, let us help you invest in a standing desk that will benefit you and help reduce the pain.

Read on to find out how our height-adjustable desks help with sciatica.

Height-Adjustable Desks For Sciatica - Blog post by Lavoro Design
Height-Adjustable Desks For Sciatica - Blog post by Lavoro Design

WHAT IS THE CORRECT WAY TO sit and stand at A desk?

Sitting with Sciatica

Sitting with proper posture is very important, by doing this, the spine is kept aligned and eliminates unnecessary pinching or tension. An suggestion would be to place a pillow behind when sitting to help maintain a sat-up posture and prevent any slouching. 

Another thing would be to try and not cross legs – keep feet on the ground and promote blood flow by aligning your limbs. Adjust monitors, so they are eye level and make sure your elbows are at a 90-degree angle when adjusting your chair. 

Standing with Sciatica

Standing is generally less painful than sitting, and alternating positions is the best thing to reduce pain and avoid uncomfortable consequences.

 Having a supportive working environment that can be modified to support a standing posture is  important. A standing desk is the best way to keep the body aligned and happy while working and standing. 

How do standing desks help Sciatica?

Using a standing desk is the easiest way to relieve the pressure placed on the nerve.

Sitting for hours at a time in a desk chair, especially if it’s with poor posture, can lead to flareups. While it could be a goal to stand up every so often, a standing desk integrates it into the users day. They no longer have to think about sciatica relief as it will just be something that they do naturally as part of the habit change.

Avoid making sciatica worse by…

  •  Breaking up the day into smaller sections where standing and sitting are alternated. 
  • Stand with weight equally distributed between both feet, with ankles, knees, hips, core, shoulders, and head in line. Feet should be planted hip-width apart and feel grounded.
  • Ensure good posture with shoulders back, head up looking forward, and elbows bent at a 90º angle at the desk.
Height-Adjustable Desks For Sciatica - Blog post by Lavoro Design

Lavoro Design height-adjustable desks

Height-adjustable desks for Sciatica

Our height adjustable desks are suitable for all users. Our top-quality products are suited to all and are beneficial to those with Sciatica.

We provide height-adjustable workstations whether that being a corner desk, straight desk, manual hand crank desk, meeting table – we have it all!

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