If you work in an office and have to sit in a chair for long periods of time, then you could be a prime candidate for back pain problems. Sitting in an office chair increases the strain on your back, arms, and shoulders, and even your legs. Office workers sat in chairs will typically put more pressure on the spine and back muscles, so it’s essential that you sit properly.
Most people tend to slouch over when sat in an office chair, and this position will stretch ligaments in the spine and after long-periods of time can cause damage. If you already suffer with back problems, then prolonged sitting can cause even more problems (some of which we spoke about earlier on the blog).
We recommend ergonomic office chairs, as when set up correctly can really help posture and pain. But, if you own one, you need to make sure that you are using it properly so you get all of the benefits that come with an ergonomic design.
Great Guides to Help You
At Kima Office Furniture, we are not specialists in medical advice, and whilst we can sell you ergonomic office chairs, we want you to get the best advice possible when sitting down at work. So with that in mind, we’ve selected some of the best online resources below that will help you get your position and comfort just right to help avoid any problems.
- The NHS Guide to Sitting Correctly
- Spine Health’s Guide to Reducing Back Pain
- How to Sit at a Computer from Dorhmann Consulting
We also like this video from the brilliant Business Insider website:
Buy Ergonomic Office Chairs
If you are affected with back pain, then browse our range of ergonomic office chairs that are specifically designed for this type of problem. View those now in our store.