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Hi folks! I’m looking for a piano bench with lower back support. I have scoliosis in the lower back, which at times means that I get so uncomfortable that I have to stop playing. I asked my doctor about piano playing in particular and she recommended a chair with lumbar support (she said a brace wouldn’t help with scoliosis). I’ve tried a roc-n-doc drum throne (because I had one) and that was awful. Right now, I’m using a gaming chair with my digital keyboard since it has good lumbar support… but it has arms. Yeah, not optimal. I’m sure I’m not the only person who has this problem. So how has anyone else solved this?

I saw this thread: http://forum.pianoworld.com/ubbthre...nch-with-lumbar-support.html#Post2016370

… but that didn’t provide much.

Thanks!

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You might find relief in one of two benches offered by the Italian firm, Discacciati.
According to their catalog:
105 PROF - 57 x 42 x 48/58 cm
816 ERGO hydraulic - 51 x 36 x 47/62 cm
Here's a link to one place that sells them.
https://dandspianos.ca/product/105-t-ergo/


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Hidrau Model, Andexinger and above mentioned Discacciatti are making high quality ergonomic benches, they do cost a lot though.

I don't know where you live, but if Europe you can try ordering directly from Andexinger. Their egonomic bench was discussed ere many times.

https://www.andexinger.de/html/ergo.html
https://hidraumodel.com/banqueta-piano/banqueta-concierto-bc38/

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I block up the back legs.


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Thanks for the replies! I’m surprised that “ergonomic” for a piano bench effectively just means tilting it, like chopin_r_us said about just blocking up the back. In my case, it’s not a matter of angle so much as having support for my back. If you’re not familiar with chairs with lumbar support, they often have a pretty chunky little pillow that fits near the base (many people find it weird and uncomfortable at first, but it does really help). I’m beginning to think that I may have to just find a little chair with lumbar support that will go high enough for the piano

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Gaming/office chairs are not so great because even if you unmount the hand supports they still have wheels and move all over the place. I suppose the requirements are to have back support but no arm support or wheels.

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You might want to look at these "thrones with backrest":

Thrones with Backrests


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There are adjustable piano chairs, to which you could add on a separate lumbar support.

https://www.cpsimports.com/Adjustable_Piano_Chair.html

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The point of blocking up the back legs is to allow the lumbar spine to assume the same shape as when standing. Obviously whether that helps your case is a different matter.


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Originally Posted by AaronSF
You might want to look at these "thrones with backrest":

Thrones with Backrests

That was my first thought --

. . . Did your Roc'n'Soc throne have a backrest ?

Second thought --

. . . . use an office chair you like, and remove the arms.

Usually, they're just bolted onto the seat pan.

That's what I did, before I got the Roc'n'Soc seat, and attached it to the base of my office chair,

. . . which gave me an adjustable-height, motorcycle-shaped, rolling piano stool.


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I use the QOR 360 Active Chair at my desk but never tried it at the piano. I think they have a 60-day trial period. Anyone with health issues should consult a doctor before trying anything.

Learn about the chair with the videos and free PDF book:

https://qor360.com/how-should-i-sit-on-my-qor360-active-chair/

https://qor360.com/active-sitting-book-written-by-doctor-turner-osler/


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