I always end up with major back pain after doing weekend recording. I’ve been looking for a chair or stool with backrest which is not an easy thing. Some would be okay, but the seat cushion is thin and hurts the bum after 20 minutes.
When I play my synth and guitars it is the worst.
Anyone find anything effective at a reasonable cost or other ideas?
I am also looking at bar stools on Amazon. They usually sell in pairs and look good, but who knows…
I have suffered with back pain all my life, I got a pretty severe scoliosis, even used orthosis for scoliosis when a kid…
When I completed 30 years I started to gain weight and had to start changing lifestyle, paying attention to my diet and eventually started exercising, and after 3 months of weightlifting and cardio, I am finally 80% better of my constant back pains…
So if I can give you a real good advice, put on your day some physical activity,if you have no time for weightlifting, i suggest a 30 min daily yoga routine for the back. You will feel a long-lasting difference, and will be able to sit on any chair!
I use the K&M 14046 stool which is great for singing/guitar/keyboard or any other instrument. It really helps you sit straight. It don’t have a back support, but honestly I think a back support probably helps short term but it also encourages unhealthy posture.
I had massive back and shoulder problems from playing guitar that no doctor or therapist could help me with. After half a year in pain that felt like a knife between my shoulder blades I started to go swimming 3 times a week. After a week I was almost back to normal, after a month the pain has completely disappeared. I keep up that routine since some years now and I never had any back problems or shoulder problems or stiff neck after waking up ever again since.
The only true solution for back problems is to change your lifestyle. Swimming improves your posture and breathing and with that it also improves your technique with pretty much any instrument you play. I see it as part of my vocal exercise.
Sorry to bump the dullest topic but my studio chair is terrible. It’s like half gaming chair half office chair. It doesn’t tilt, it’s bolt upright with a head cushion that makes it over-upright and it doesn’t go high enough by about an inch so my wrists get sore on the corner of the table. What are you sitting on in 2019 people? Wondering the actual price point to resolve this, where is the point of diminishing returns? Some of the fancier chairs are £££. Kneeling chairs still good 2 years later @jefones ?
but there’s not a whole lot of space for much more than one thing. The desk ended up being a turntable stand. Looks nice though. Considered one of the fancy electric adjustable height ones, not sure if I’d just end up dragging the cables out of everything every time I used it