Just a quick question: I have a patient with Spondylolisthesis (L5/S1, with pain and numbness down the right leg as well), who finds it difficult to lie flat on her stomach for the actupuncture sessions (and was also advised not to lie on her stomach at all for her condition). I was thinking about getting creative with various types of sitting down positions, however it is hard to find a position that keeps her back relatively straight and also is relaxing. I unfortunately don't have a specialized chair for such things.
I have been taught that for back needling it is important that the back is more or less in a straight, aligned position. However, if she is uncomfortable during the whole needling session, then I fear more damage than good has been done.
What positions/suggestions would be practical for this sort of needling (as you can imagine, most of the needles are along the lower back)?