To Avoid Back Pain, Use An Adjustable Office Chair With These Key Features
Sitting for long periods of time in your office chair isn’t good for anyone’s back. Using smart ergonomics and taking breaks will fend off the occasional ache and stiffness, but employees who fight chronic back pain are fighting a much tougher battle. It’s important to find the right office chair that fits your body and accommodates your work style. An office chair should support you in the areas you need it most and encourage a healthy sitting posture. If you suffer from frequent back pain, be sure to invest in an adjustable office chair with these key features.
Adjustable height: First off, you should look for an office chair with adjustable height. This makes it easier to sit correctly at your office cubicle or desk. The back of your knees should be at 90-degree angle to the floor.
Tilt/Recline Adjustment: Some people love to lean back in their office chairs or sit on the edge of their seat. Neither is particularly good posture or kind to your back but a chair with adjustable tilt can help you to offset negative affects and encourage comfort and back health.
Adjustable Armrests: Supporting arm weight reduces the stress on the spine; however, in order to work properly the armrests must be adjustable to fit your body.
Seat-Depth Adjustment: Everyone’s legs are a different length and if the chair’s seat pan is too deep or too shallow, it will affect your posture. If you can adjust the depth of your seat, it’s helpful. If this is not possible, an ergonomic footrest can help make sure your body is at the right angle.
Adjustable lumbar support: Finally, your office chair needs adjustable lumbar support. Without lumbar back support, it’s more difficult to maintain the correct posture – and the lumbar spine and large muscles in the lower back have to work harder to support the proper curvature and alignment. Over time, as the body tires, the muscles holding the spine in such a position tend to become weak, and the head and upper back tend to lean forward to compensate the weakening of the lumbar muscles. The natural tendency is to hunch over in the office chair.
Finding the best features in an office chair will help prevent back, neck and shoulder pain. Additionally, a comfortable adjustable office chair can increase productivity and protect against injury, such as carpel tunnel syndrome and spinal disc injury. The misery of back pain is hard to overstate and it’s bad for business, too. Studies have shown that back and neck pain account for more days off work than any ailment except the common cold.
An investment in back health is an investment in the health of both your employees and your company. And just like every employee is unique, so is the proper adjustable chair. At ROSI Office Systems, product specialists are trained to match you and your employees with the perfect office chair for your needs. Feel free to browse our considerable selection, or contact us – today!