Jump to content
Using an Ad Blocker? Consider adding HadIt.com as an exception. Hadit.com is funded through advertising, ad free memberships, contributions and out of pocket. ×
  • 0

Office chair for back and sciatica both SC.


Dethe13
This thread is over 365 days old and has been closed.

Please post your question as a New Topic by clicking this link and choosing which forum to post in.

For almost everything you are going to want to post in VA Claims Research.

If this is your first time posting. Take a moment and read our Guidelines. It will inform you of what is and isn't acceptable and tips on getting your questions answered. 

 

Remember, everyone who comes here is a volunteer. At one point, they went to the forums looking for information. They liked it here and decided to stay and help other veterans. They share their personal experience, providing links to the law and reference materials and support because working on your claim can be exhausting and beyond frustrating. 

 

This thread may still provide value to you and is worth at least skimming through the responses to see if any of them answer your question. Knowledge Is Power, and there is a lot of knowledge in older threads.

 

spacer.png

Question

I have a SC disability rated at 60% for lower back and Sciatica. I am in real need of different office chair. I have bought 2 chairs and 4 cushions but they aren't helping. What would I need to to to try and get a real ergonomic chair. like the 1,000's ones that I can't afford. I work from home so this would be for work. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. I am going through the Huntington VA office.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0
  • Content Curator/HadIt.com Elder

Welcome to Hadit!

Is this for work or home? If it is for work, check with your human resources department. Sometimes they will have a safety team who can perform an ergonomic assessment and reconfigure your work area and get you a decent chair. You can also request reasonable accommodations under the ADA (if you meet the requirements), but they are required to do something - not necessarily what you want. My employer started by providing a small lumbar pillow, then a different lumbar pillow, then I finally got an ergo chair that is pretty dated. The chair I currently have is better, but it is still not perfect. I have to balance it out with periodic stretching and walking to keep from getting too stiff.

This one is similar to mine and is reasonably comfortable:
https://www.madisonseating.com/aeron-chair-by-herman-miller-basic-emerald.html

I was thinking about buying an xchair, but they are a bit out of my price range.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

I work from home as an independent contractor teaching online. But it is getting to the point where I can barely walk after teaching for a couple hours. That is why I was asking if the VA would provide a real chair. I really don't have 1000.00 plus to buy a chair that would actually help. I have already bought 3 chairs and none of them help. What program or who should I talk to see if the VA would provide an effective chair.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

I would recommend you visit the prosthetics office to speak to them about a chair.  They have monies to help veterans to buy items that are used to accomplish daily life.  If they are not the one's to speak to they should be able to tell you who you need to speak to.  Good luck.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites



  • veterans-crisis-line.jpg
    The Veterans Crisis Line can help even if you’re not enrolled in VA benefits or health care.

    CHAT NOW

  • question-001.jpeg

    Have Questions? Get Answers.

    Tips on posting on the forums.

    1. Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery instead of ‘I have a question.
       
    2. Knowledgeable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title.
      I don’t read all posts every login and will gravitate towards those I have more info on.
       
    3. Use paragraphs instead of one massive, rambling introduction or story.
       
      Again – You want to make it easy for others to help. If your question is buried in a monster paragraph, there are fewer who will investigate to dig it out.
     
    Leading too:

    exclamation-point.pngPost straightforward questions and then post background information.
     
    Examples:
     
    • Question A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?
      • Adding Background information in your post will help members understand what information you are looking for so they can assist you in finding it.
    Rephrase the question: I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine, but the claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?
     
    • Question B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?
      • See how the details below give us a better understanding of what you’re claiming.
    Rephrase the question: I was involved in a traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?
     
    This gives members a starting point to ask clarifying questions like “Can you post the Reasons for Denial of your claim?”
     
    Note:
     
    • Your first posts on the board may be delayed before they appear as they are reviewed. This process does not take long.
    • Your first posts on the board may be delayed before they appear as they are reviewed. The review requirement will usually be removed by the 6th post. However, we reserve the right to keep anyone on moderator preview.
    • This process allows us to remove spam and other junk posts before hitting the board. We want to keep the focus on VA Claims, and this helps us do that.
  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   

    tinnitus-005.pngptsd-005.pnglumbosacral-005.pngscars-005.pnglimitation-flexion-knee-005.pngdiabetes-005.pnglimitation-motion-ankle-005.pngparalysis-005.pngdegenerative-arthitis-spine-005.pngtbi-traumatic-brain-injury-005.png

  • VA Watchdog

  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines