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Best Ergonomic Office Desk Chairs for Your Back Pain Health

Updated on February 14, 2018

Do You Suffer From Back Pain?

If you are amongst the many people that suffer from back pain, sitting at a desk for any length of time can be debilitating. Having the best desk chairs for back pain can be beneficial in alleviating the amount of pain that you endure. Posture while sitting at a computer for hours at a time can cause aches and pains due to being in one position for too long. Muscle tension along with tightness from stress can turn into back pain. The type of chair that you use is important and by sitting in an ergonomic desk chair you can help correct your posture giving your back maximum support. Finding the proper ergonomic designed chair will benefit you health and help in your productivity

Ergonomics: the science of designing user interaction with equipment and workplaces to fit the user.
Ergonomics: the science of designing user interaction with equipment and workplaces to fit the user. | Source

Choosing The Right Chair for Your Back

Choosing the best fitting chair for your back will make a world of difference. The chair should fit your body, feel comfortable, have either a fixed or an adjustable lumbar support, back rest sized properly and adjustable and the seat should have enough foam to adequately support your weight and may come with an adjustable tilt seat cushion. While sitting in the chair you should be able to recline easily. For easy gliding movement you will want a base with castors. Chair arms are an option with ergonomic office chairs and adjustable arms would be the optimum choice. Depending the brand, style, upholstery materials used and chair options, an ergonomic chair can cost you anywhere from one hundred dollars up to an over one thousand dollars. Before you decide on which chair you are going to purchase research all of your top choices. Visit stores and sit in the chairs to make sure it is the one that you want. A warranty with a minimum of one year from a manufacturer should be included no matter what chair you buy.

Reviews On Ergonomic Chairs

Reviews from people that have bought these chairs for severe to moderate back pain are astounding. Not only helping for back pain but shoulder and leg problems as well. If you are a frequent gamer you may just want to consider an ergonomic chair for full comfort. 

© 2010 Susan Zutautas


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    • Just Ask Susan profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks, Tony, and welcome to HubPages.

    • Tony Peirce profile image

      Tony Peirce 

      2 years ago from Stanbridge East, QC

      An excellent article on the ergonomics of chairs. I make Windsor chairs and adjust the angle of the back, the height and the size of the seat to "fit" my customers. Before I retired to full time chair making I was a health care consultant and used a custom made Windsor at my own desk to sit comfortably for 12 hours a day! There's nothing like a chair that fits!

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      10 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I like this hub as I have been thinking might need a new desk chair. The one I have is well made but starting to show some wear.

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      Helen Murphy Howell 

      10 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      Great hub. Often we don't pay attention to our chairs, tables etc., when bashing away on a keyboard despite the high risk of repetitive stress injury. Hubs like this remind us how to take care of ourselves and do something about it before we get a painful injury. Thanks for the great information.

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      Susan Kaul 

      10 years ago from Michiagn, USA

      These are actually quite comfortable.


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