If you’re someone with bad lower back pain, there’s, a good chance, you’ve, been on a quest to find that perfect office chair to help alleviate those issues. But what should you look for when finding the perfect office chair? We’re gonna be covering the top five things you must consider when selecting your next chair to help fix lower back pain. Confused about office seating? We are your number-one office chair resource!
While most office chair companies advertise that they have lower lumbar support. Do they actually work? There’s more to providing good support than just having a lumbar support system? The first thing that you must consider when finding the best office chair for lower back pain is how you work well you task in the chair.
How you sit in your chair while you task?
The first thing that we must consider is that not all users work the same while they’re tasking. Some people like to lean some people like to slouch some people like to cheat forward when they type. It’s, important that we’re, not always trying to adapt to the chair. Instead, trying to find a chair that adapts better to us providing good support, while we’re tasking.
Does the chair offered good support while reclined?
Does the office chair that you selected offered good support well, you reclined? Are you doing tasks that maybe you can do well reclined? Are you in meetings potentially at conferences or on the phone? These are types of activities that most users will do in a reclined position.
It’s, important to consider how the chair offers good, lower support or maybe bad lower support, while in recline. Because things do change as you recline. Some chairs, the support will diminish and some will increase.
Sometimes the lumbar support will move up or down on your back, meaning you might need to adjust that. So this is definitely something to consider for those who like to recline in their chair.
Is the lumbar support system on the chair you’ve selected height or depth adjustable?
Well this isn’t always necessarily important for everyone. It can be an issue for those who maybe want to adjust when and where they feel the support. Specifically, if you’re, someone who might need support higher or lower than what a standard lumbar support system can offer. And it’s also true, if you’d like to offer more support or less support, depth adjustment can be very important here as well.
Does the lumbar move with you in the chair?
Depending on how you work, you may want to find a lumbar support system that moves with you.
Does the chair that you’ve selected have a lumbar support system that moves and flexes with you throughout your day? If you are someone who tends to reach or has continuous movement in the chair, having that good lower support while you move, is very important.
It’s, also important to consider where that support is and if it’s coming from a lumbar support system, and if that’s moving. Or if potentially, you need the entire backrest. If that’s, where the lumbar supports, through Maivia natural curve in the backrest, is able to flex and move with you.
What material is the lumbar system made from?
The last thing you must consider is the type of material that your backrest or your lumbar support is made from.
As some materials will tend to flex and spread out better, while alternatives will be more specific and focused. Depending on your needs, this focus on a specific area can be either a good or bad thing.
When trying to find the perfect office chair to help remedy that lower back pain issue you have. There are things you must consider. Now we covered what we believe are the top five things you must consider and of course those things can vary depending on your needs.