• Sitting: Sitting places a great deal of pressure on the discs of the lower back. Sitting with a slight recline (backward lean) reduces disc pressure for most people. Lumbar supports, adjustable arm rests, and foot stools are also beneficial for reducing pressure on discs. Experiment with different sitting positions until you find one that is most comfortable. Changing positions periodically is also a good idea for reducing discomfort associated with sitting.
  • Sitting with a slight recline.
  • An ergonomic footstool.
  • Lying Down

Comfortable sleeping positions vary. One position that may provide comfort for a time is lying with a cushion under the knees.

Another comfortable position is side-lying while straddling a body pillow or buttress.