Best Ergonomic Chair
The best ergonomic chair will adjust to fit your body, regardless of your height or weight. It will eliminate the four major sources of discomfort in the workplace: back pain, neck pain, eye strain, and abdominal/leg pain.
Back pain results from a number of causes. One of these is the improper placement of your feet. If you tilt back in an old 70’s or 80’s style chair, you will notice your feet lifting off the ground. Back then, their were not that many computers in the office. However, if you sit in a chair like this today, you will have to lean forward to see your computer screen. This causes your back to arch and eventually leads to muscle cramps.
The best ergonomic chair will counter this by allowing you to tilt your chair back but also keeping your feet on the ground. Both multi-function control and synchro-tilt control allow you to do this.
Back pain can also result from insufficient lower lumbar support. This is where your spine really curves, but very few economically priced chairs offer this essential lower back support. The best ergonomic chair you can purchase will provide plenty of support for the lower back to alleviate muscle strain in this area.
The best ergonomic chair design will also work to prevent neck pain that results from sitting in a chair that is too high. When your chair is positioned too high, you have to reach down with your arms to type on a keyboard. This pinches the muscles between your shoulders and neck. Over time, you will develop neck pain resulting from this stress.
When you adjust the height of your new office chair, make sure that your arms are at a 90 degree angle to your keyboard.
While you may not think of eye strain as being related to seating ergonomics, it is. If you are sitting too far from your computer screen, you will have to strain to see its content. The best ergonomic chair will work like a cockpit of an airplane, putting everything within arm’s reach so you can sit close to your computer screen while working.
Abdominal and Leg Pain
Leg pain results from the front of the seat putting too much pressure on the front of your legs. This is easily offset with a seat design known as a waterfall front edge. This contoured surface is a special feature of the best ergonomic chair that offers full support for your legs without putting excessive pressure on them.