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  1. You wrote this article like you was reading my mind and my body, I notice my lower back has been giving me more pain especially when I am on my computer for long periods.

    I am going to check out your recommendations to replace my old computer chair, I thank you for this article it is so useful for me to narrow down which chair I should purchase.
    Jeff

    • Hello Jeff,
      choosing the best office chair for your back can be confusing when there are so many choices available. The problem is that every individual is so different that what’s good for one person may not be for another. However, there are some qualities that an office chair must have to be effective. This is why I concentrated more on the type of chair rather than a specific chair, though I did use a specific chair as an illustration. I’m glad the you found the information useful. Thanks for checking in.

      Thabo

  2. Thanks so much for this review.

    This is actually what I need for my sewing room. When I spend hours at it, this could really help.

    I find that in my office chair, I’m always sitting on the edge, leaning forward to type, lol. Any ideas what I can use there so I don’t slouch? lol

    Cheers,
    Suzanne

  3. How timely a read for me! I’ve been researching office chairs these past few days, while trying to ignore my aching back! I also need an extra light one and was looking at the mesh fabric chairs. This review is very helpful and will help me make a wise decision.

    • Hello Dianne,

      I am so glad you found this review helpful and that it will make it easier for you to make a wise decision on the best office chair for your back. Thanks for checking in.

      Thabo

  4. Thabo,
    Having the best office hair when you are sitting for long periods of time will increase your productivity over time. Having back pain will work into your mind when trying to work. You have given great choices for getting the most out of your time sitting.
    Thanks for the information
    John

    • Hello John,
      You have said it very well. Indeed, having back pain will work into your mind when trying to work. I’m glad you found the information on the best office chair for your back useful. Thanks for checking in.

      Thabo

  5. Hello Thabo,

    This is such a helpful article. I work a lot in front of the computer and I do have some lower back pain since I work more and longer days sitting down. I read another great post here on your website about the importance of sitting on the right height when looking at the computer screen and typing on the keyboard. That already helped me a great deal. Now I really think I have to look for a better chair. When choosing the new one I will think of your tips. I’m going to print it out to be sure to not forget anything.

    Pernilla

    • Hello Pernilla,
      It’s so nice to hear from you. Yes, there are two elements to avoiding back and possible neck pain when sitting for long hours looking at a computer screen. Apart from getting a supportive chair one has to sit on the right hight so that one’s head is level with the screen and prevents twisting the neck up at an unhealthy position. Thanks for checking in.

      Thabo

  6. This is a great article just the other day I was thinking that the brand new chair that my business issued me was not right as I was feeling that twinge in my lower back. I will definitely look into a different chair after reading this article. Who would think a brand new chair would hurt your back.

    • Hello Dena,
      A lot of people don’t realize that there is no chair that’s perfect for everyone in the office, but there are chairs that are best suited to particular individuals because they can be adjusted to meet their needs and also support their backs even after hours of sitting. In general, if one chooses a chair that can adjust to height, weight, and spinal alignment, that should be okay. Most times this means a chair with a mesh back because they are affective at supporting the back while also lessening the chance of heat build up so you are not seating in sweat. That said, you should settle for a chair that suits you. This means a chair that you can sit in for 8+ hours, taking breaks of course, without experiencing back pain or any other pain. Thanks for checking in.

      Thabo

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