In our last video I showed you how to avoid back pain at work with some simple ergonomic tips on how to set up your desk, use the telephone, adjust your office chair and more.
Today we get right down to the root of the problem most likely behind your back pain at work: the office chair you’re planted in hour after hour every day.
You probably realize office chairs are not all the same. But I’m not just talking about their price. In fact, there’s a lot more variety in office seating than you may have considered before.
We’ve tested dozens of office chairs and seating aids over the years. So many we can’t even fit them all in our offices anymore. But today we’ve selected six chairs to review which represent the broadest possible range of seating options for you to consider.
In this video I’ll show you the differences between them… covering everything from a simple exercise ball to the most sophisticated back support office chair… showing you exactly what to look for… the pros & cons of each… and even demonstrate how you can use a back support cushion or back orthotic to turn a lower-quality chair into an office chair which meets both your physical needs and your budget.
After you watch the video, be sure to share your own tips in the comments below. Have a favorite chair or technique that helps your back pain at work we didn’t cover? Let us know below.
Finally, keep an eye out for the next video in our At-Work video series where I’ll show you some quick and easy stretches you can use right at your desk to relieve back pain at work.
Written By: Updated: November 12,2010