If you are in pain with your back looking for ergonomic office chairs that are good for your back can be a mind numbing exercise.
Ideally what should you be looking for?
The BBC published an article titled “Sitting straight ‘bad for backs’“. This was based on research conducted in Scotland and Canada. They found sitting at a typical 90 degree angle was bad for the back. Spinal disc movement was found to be most pronounced sitting at this angle. This can cause discs to move out of place.
Ideally their research found a relaxed 135 degree angle to be best. Unfortunately such an angle is obviously a little too difficult for desk work! Talk about lying down on the job!
However when looking for ergonomic office chairs that are good for your back this is a key feature you ought to consider.
An ergonomic office chair that will allow you to adjust to multiple angles would be the ideal. At certain times throughout the day you could relax the angle on your chair to take some pressure off your back. Ideal times to do this are perhaps when you are on a telephone call or reading through some paperwork.
Often this feature is called a back tilt or a free-float backrest.
When you are looking at ergonomic office chairs that are good for your back ask your office chair supplier to ensure they have this feature.