Avoid sitting on low surfaces, especially bleachers and low boat seats.
As you can see in the photo, it is nearly impossible to keep your back straight when you are sitting on a low surface. This is often a concern for athletes who sit on benches when not in the game. It is also a concern for golfers who ride in carts. Golfers should take care to sit upright while riding.
If you must sit on bleachers, try to get the upper row to make use of the wall for back support.
To counter the effects of low sitting, perform frequent stands and frequent standing back extensions. If you can obtain the upper row, it will be easier for you to stand without drawing attention or blocking views. Take a walk between quarters or halves of sporting events. Stand as much as possible.
It would be helpful if you could raise the surface with a firm cushion or folded blanket making it easier to keep good posture.
Check out the full Sciatica series of videos along with downloadable guide sheets for each video on our website.
DISCLAIMER We insist that you see a physician before starting this video series. Furthermore, this video series is not designed to replace the treatment of a professional: physician, osteopath, physical therapist, orthopedic surgeon, or chiropractor. It may however serve as an adjunct. Do not go against the advice of your health care professional. When under the care of a professional make certain that they approve of all that you try. This information is not intended as a substitute for medical treatment. Any information given about back-related conditions, treatments, and products is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read in this publication. Before starting an exercise program, consult a physician.
Medical Disclaimer All information, content, and material of this website is for informational purposes only and are not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider.
Affiliate Disclaimer: Keep in mind that we may receive commissions when you click our links and make purchases. However, this does not impact our reviews and comparisons. We are highly selective in our products and try our best to keep things fair and balanced in order to help you make the best choice for you.