We all know it well: the familiar “crick” in our neck, the lower back pain, the trying to stretch or take a quick round-the-office walk while also trying to enjoy our lunch break. How is it that we can be in so much pain from simply sitting in a chair? Well, according to Painscience.com, just sitting in a chair can do a lot of damage on its own. From a colorful array of musculoskeletal damage, to serious problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and even cancer, sitting in a chair (or the wrong chair) is quite dangerous.
Of course, you’re not going to suddenly start standing at your desk, all day, are you? That’s why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to do the dirty work for you. Having the right, ergonomically-designed chair can help fix these potential problems before they happen.We’re asking you to sit for a few more minutes in that uncomfortable office chair and read through this guide. We promise it’s worth it! Let’s take a look at the best office chairs for lower back pain.
Two studies, one in 1990 and one in 2003, showed that productivity increases more than 17% when people use an ergonomic, adjustable office chair. We’ve compiled a table of the best chairs for back problems below, so you’re on your way to a happy, healthy office life!
|Model||Material||At a Glance|
|DXRacer Racing Series DOH/REO/NB Newedge Edition Racing Bucket Seat||Breathable PU, Aluminum Base||Headrest and Lumbar Cushion, Extra-high Backrest, Flexible Seat Back with Adjustment, Soft Armrests with Adjustments|
|AmazonBasics High-Back Executive Chair||Bonded Black Leather and PVC, Nylon Casters||Butterfly Seat Plate, Adjustable Settings, Curved Contours, High and Tilt Adjustments, 360-degree Swivel|
|Herman Miller Embody Chair||Graphite Frame/Base, Skin-like Textile||Stimulates Blood and Oxygen Flow, Six Ergonomic Functions, 95% Recyclable, Conforms to Your Body|
|Herman Miller Sayl Chair||Breathable Mesh, Plastic||Mesh Back keeps you warm, Organic Shape, 93% Recyclable, Adjustable Height, 3D Intelligent Suspension|
|Serta 44186 Back in Motion Health and Wellness Mid-Back Black Office Chair||Bonded Leather||BIM Active Lumbar, Ergo Layered Body Pillows, Adjustable Seat and Armrest Height, Enhanced Breathability and Airflow|
|Alera Elusion Series Mesh-Back||Mesh, Fabric, PU||Breathable Mesh Back, Contoured Seat Cushion, Waterfall Seat Edge, Adjust Seat Back Tilt and Height, Adjust Armrest Height and Width|
Now that you have an idea of the best ergonomic computer chairs on the market today, let’s get a more in-depth review of each individual chair that can help with your lower back health issues.