Back pain and sitting position

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Jae Lee
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Back pain and sitting position

Postby Jae Lee » Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:52 am

I know this is a common topic, but I'd like your opinions.
I can't play guitar anymore because of my back pain. I discarded my footstool and used a few guitar supports (Ergo play, Murata, etc.), but I'm not satisfied with them. Finally I'm considering changing my sitting position in a completely new way. I'm thinking about the following two postures:
1) like flamenco guitar 2) place the guitar in the middle.
Can anyone tell me any pros and cons of these postures?
The pics come from De Oro guitar support. Do you think it will be worth buying it and try these postures?

Thank you, Jae
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Re: Back pain and sitting position

Postby Vito Simplicio » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:35 am

What works for one person may not work for you. I would suggest that you continue to explore all options until you come up with something that works best for you. Good luck and let us know how it turns out.
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Re: Back pain and sitting position

Postby Luis_Br » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:28 am

I think it is better to find a good teacher.
If pain is too much look also for a therapist and maybe playing standing up for a while.

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