Back pain. It’s something many of us unfortunately deal with on a day-to-day basis. In fact, according to the British Pain Society back pain affects up to 51% of British adults.
Back pain can be caused by a number of factors including heavy lifting, lack of core strength & poor exercise routines. But if you’re reading this and thinking none of these apply to me, did you know there could be another culprit? That being your chair.
Problems With a Poorly Fitted Chair
After experiencing back pain for so long, you may have thought that back pain whilst sitting is normal. But it doesn’t have to be.
Back pain whilst sitting is predominantly caused by pressure against the back wall of your lumbar disks. Spending time in an incorrectly fitting chair can worsen this pressure.
How you sit on your chair makes a difference
As we get older, we tend to spend more time sitting down. Whist your trusty old chair can be a comfort can cause you to slouch, which contributes towards back pain. This can also lead to aches in your shoulders and back as they are compensating to protect your body. Sitting with your back against an uneven surface signals to your brain that you don’t have adequate support. This can lead to you subconsciously tensing your muscles more than you otherwise would. You begin to support yourself rather than letting your chair support you.
Let us help you choose the right riser recliner chair for you
A correctly fitting chair can work wonders for certain types of back pain. Our riser recliner chairs work immediately to improve your posture, support your neck, back and legs and keep joints and muscles comfortable for longer whilst sitting. With a number of styles and designs to choose from you really will be spoiled for choice.