5 Things You Must Know About Working A Desk Job With A Herniated Disc

If you’ve ever worked a desk job and dealt with a herniated disc then you already know how much of a roller coaster it can be on a day-to-day basis. 

Your desk job has you pinned in your seat for hours on end while your herniated disc reminds you that the pain is only getting worse with 4 more hours left in your shift. 

Despite what you may think you can have a herniated disc and still have a pain-free experience working a desk job. 

There are a few things you need to be strategic with but if you follow these 5 hacks you will put yourself on the right track to enjoying your desk job despite any disc injury you may have. 

In today’s video, I am going to share with you the 5 most important desk job and herniated disc strategies you could ever use for getting your life back and enjoying your work again.

Can You Continue Working With A Herniated Disc?

You and your doctor are the only ones who know how severe your herniated or bulging disc is. If you have lost control of your bowel movements, lost feeling in your legs, or loss of consciousness I would see a doctor as soon as possible. 

If you have just been diagnosed with a herniated disc and are scared that your job is going to make it worse I am here to tell you that it’s not. 

In fact, there are probably a handful of people around you now who probably have bulging or a herniated discs and they don’t even know it.

There’s no reason why a herniated or bulging disc could keep you from work unless you fall under the severe category I mentioned above. 

This may come as a bummer for those who hate working but if you love your job I want to encourage you that it’s okay that you have found these small abnormalities in your spine. We all have them and it should be your top priority now to change your view on it and trust that your body is still strong and capable of living a pain-free life.

How Do I Sit At A Desk With A Herniated Disc?

How Do I Sit At A Desk WIth A Herniated DIsk?

I know there’s a chair salesman out there that would love the chance to answer this question for me but since you’re on my page I am going to be straightforward with you. 

There is no one ideal way of sitting or chair you can get that will erase your pain. 

Despite what the chair industry and some resources will tell you the best sitting position for herniated or bulging discs will depend on the individual. 

Some will prefer to sit more straight up and down while others find more comfort in sitting back in their chair with more of a lean. 

The goal for you is not to sit the way an Amazon product description or Instagram follower tells you to sit but to find the best position for you. 

I cover a lot on this in the video above!

How Do You Break The Habit Of Sitting So Much?

There are a number of strategies you can’t use to help break the habit of sitting. 

Trust me when I say what you don’t want to do is think that If you could just remove all sitting from your life you would be so much better. 

This couldn’t be any more further from the truth. 

In fact spending, most of your time standing could cause an entirely different list of issues over time. 

The solution? 

Find balance.

I go into this topic even deeper in this video below

What Are The Best Mobility Drills For Desk Jobs?

As you can imagine the majority of mobility drills you may want to focus on will be around the hips. 

We can always focus on things upstream from the hips but for the sake of this post, let’s keep it to the hips. 

Here are 6 of my best hip strength and mobility drills for desk jobs.