We all know that once the discomfort starts it is hard to focus on your daily tasks, because all you can think about is the pain which leads to distraction and minimizes your productivity for the day. In desperation you come up with quick fixes. You have a pillow stashed at your desk or a rolled up blanket to place behind your back when needed. However, these seem to only provide temporary relief because as time goes by they lose their shape and cause nothing but frustration.
Ergonomic chairs are quickly gaining popularity as they are specifically made with a lumbar support curvature as a part of the chair in order to add support to your back while seated. This support allows for users to sit comfortably without slouching or leaning forward all while alleviating pressure on the lower back.
There a five features an individual should be mindful of when choosing the right ergonomic chair:
- Seat Height- Adjustable
- Seat Width- Enough width and depth to support a user comfortably.
- Lumbar Support- Adjustable lumbar support (height and depth) so the user can get the proper fit to support the inward curve of their lower back.
- Back Rest- Your back rest should be 12 to 19 inches wide. If back rest is separate from the seat is should be adjustable in height and angle. If attached it should be adjustable in forward and back angles.
- Seat Material- The chair should have enough padding to be comfortable to sit in for extended periods of time.
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