Re: Drumming with a back injury
I have no real injury, but I've had lower back pain issues when drumming for the last few years. "Had" is the key word. I found that a GOOD throne is worth a lot. My old throne was loose and wobbled at the seat, which caused my lower back muscles to constantly be tense in order to maintain stability. I also learned that a thick, soft, round seat did not provide proper support for my hips. I purchased a new throne with a firm, ergonomic, motorcycle seat and adjustable lower back rest. No more "wobble" at the hips when I shift my weight around and I sit clear back so the backrest keeps me from slouching. The motorcycle style seat supports my hips and still allows my legs to move freely without shifting my weight. I make sure I set the kit up so I can sit up straight and reach everything with my arms to keep me planted in the seat.
My lower back pain is gone and I can play a 4hr gig without issue.
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"I think that feeling is a lot more important than technique. It's all very well doing a triple paradiddle - but who's going to know you've done it? If you play technically you sound like everybody else. It's being original that counts." ~ John Bonham