With a rise in computer-based jobs, office workers are spending more time sitting than ever before. Because of this, back pain is a common complaint from office workers who spend the majority of the day at their desks.
Getting up now and then for a stretch is a good way to alleviate this pain but investing in an ergonomic office chair is the best way to avoid this problem altogether.
Ergonomic chairs are specially designed to give support in the right places and to prevent slouching or bad sitting form. Back pain from sitting is usually due to prolonged pressure on the spine and back muscles. Most ergonomic chairs offer adjustable lumbar support which actively prevents back pain caused by prolonged sitting.
Ergonomic chairs not only offer lower back support but are also adjustable, so you can make your chair fit to your proportions which gives added support. If your job requires you to sit for long periods, it is highly recommended that you invest in an ergonomic chair.
The best ergonomic office chairs for back pain
Apart from excellent award-winning designs, all the best ergonomic chairs feature fully adjustable recline functions, back support, height and arm support.
Herman Miller Aeron
Herman Miller, creators of the world’s first ergonomic chairs, is well known for their excellent ergonomic chairs, and the Aeron is the best of the bunch. The Aeron was designed to fit all body types and its lumbar support was designed to mimic a healthy standing position.
The Leap office chair has a large range of adjustments, offering full body support for all shapes and sizes. It emphasizes reclining as a means to relieve pressure on your back as you work. The adjustment system allows you to easily recline the chair while sitting without added strain on your body.
Haworth Zody Executive
The Zody is known for being particularly good if you suffer from lower back pain. It features asymmetrical lumbar support adjustments which allow you to adjust each side of the lower back support.
Our very own EasyPro is an award-winning ergonomic design with fully adjustable arms and lumbar support. The mesh back is perfect for South Africa’s warm climate as it encourages airflow. The synchronous system automatically adjusts the backrest to the angle of the recline, providing optimal support for the spine.
This chair was specifically designed to automatically adapt to the user without the need for dials or levers. The recline function perfectly adjusts to the user, providing constant back support no matter the sitting position.
K-Mark office chairs
At K-Mark, we manufacture an extensive range of high-quality, ergonomically designed office chairs. These office chairs provide proper support for the spine, minimising the likelihood of back pain or circulation problems.