This article will cover the top 3 common causes of lower back pain and how an active office chair can help you in your quest to relieve it.
TOP 3 Common causes of lower back pain are:
1) Prolonged sitting
2) Lifting heavy objects (regularly)
So, what is the cause of most back pain?Long Sitting! Your spine is at risk whether you work at an office desk, at home, or if you are a web designer, dentist, doctor, or musician. Lower back pain at some point affects 80 percent of people who work sedentary jobs.
Why do you need an active ergonomic chair for lower back pain?
You can develop serious health issues by all-day-long passive sitting in an inappropriate chair. The back is made up of a complex system of bones, muscles, and ligaments that work together to support the body and keep it upright. This system is vulnerable to injury and pain, particularly in the lower back. If you spend 5+ hours of your day glued to your office chair, you might already be feeling lower back pain. Most people are aware that back muscles are essential for supporting the spine. However, many people don't realize that weak back muscles can actually be dangerous for your spine condition. When back muscles that shall support the spine are weak, they can't provide adequate support for the spine. This can lead to a number of problems, including chronic back pain, irreversible changes in your spine, such as spinal disc herniation, and even nerve damage. That's why it's so important to keep your back muscles strong and healthy. An active ergonomic office chair will help you to strengthen your back and core muscles and relieve the lower back pain.
Which type of office chair for lower back pain is best?
When it comes to office chairs and lower back pain, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. However, active sitting chairs are becoming increasingly popular as they offer many health benefits. Active sitting chairs encourage a more upright posture, which helps take pressure off the spine and spinal discs. Additionally, active sitting chairs promote a greater range of motion, helping to keep the body active and engaged throughout the day. So if you feel physically exhausted after a long day in the office, that's yet another sign that passive sitting is taxing on your body and that active sitting could improve your focus and performance.
Finally, many health professionals such as chiropractors, osteopaths, and physiotherapists advise people with lower back pain to use active sitting chairs to relieve back pain and promote spinal health.
Derek Kyle, a CAMPT Certified Physiotherapist from Squamish, BC, is passionate about simple, effective treatments that can be evaluated and proven in each assessment or treatment session. His advice for lower back pain PREVENTION and TREATMENT is as follows:
"ACTIVE SITTING on SpinaliS Active Sitting Office Chairs can eliminate the significant decrease' in lumbar disc height after a day of sitting." I've been using the SpinaliS chair in my office for almost five years now, after undergoing rehabilitation from a half-dozen personal orthopedic surgeries. As a result, I've had the opportunity to recognize the importance of active sitting for myself, and I believe it's the best investment I've ever made in my back.
Video SpinaliS Canada representative presenting the Top 3 benefits of SpinaliS Active Sitting Chairs
he following are the top three advantages of SpinaliS Active Sitting Chairs:
- Improve Posture
- Strengthen Core & Back Muscles
- Relieve and Prevent Back Pain
What Is Active Sitting?
You may have heard of the term "active sitting," but what does it mean? Simply put, active sitting is a way of sitting that engages your core muscles and back muscles in order to support the upper body and help you maintain good posture. So it's the opposite of passive sitting and slouching in the chair.
You can only sit actively in an office chair that has been designed for active sitting. SpinaliS Active Sitting Chairs have a seat on the spring that allows for rocking and tilting in all directions.
The health benefits of active sitting are numerous. To start, it helps to improve posture and prevent slouching. Additionally, it helps to strengthen the back muscles, which are responsible for supporting the spine. Active sitting can also help to improve circulation and increase oxygenation of the blood. And last but not least, it can help to reduce overall fatigue and tension. In short, active sitting is a great way to promote good health and well-being.
How Can Active Sitting Help Relieve Lower Back Pain?
When you stand, the pressure on your spinal discs is minimal. But when you sit down on an office chair with a fixed seat (or dining chair, car seat, or sofa..), the pressure on your spinal discs rises. Firstly, your entire upper body weight rests on your spinal discs, particularly in the lumbar region. Secondly, while seated in a chair, the pressure also comes from below your pelvis. The discs in your lower back take the brunt of the damage. However, when you sit upright in the SpinaliS Chair with your back and core muscles engaged, the pressure on your spinal discs is reduced by 75%. That is why you feel relief while sitting on SpinaliS chair.
How to Choose the Best Office Chairs for Your Lower Back Pain
SpinaliS active chairs come in various styles, sizes, colours, and designs. These chairs were created with the user in mind, so there are options for petite people, tall people, children, students, and those who work from home. However, other professions such as dentists, beauticians, and musicians are also affected.To find the best model for you, make sure your chair comfortably supports your body weight and height.
This quick QUIZ will assist you in determining which model is the best fit for you.
Do you have a weak core? A flabby belly and weak back muscles are the most common symptoms of weak core muscles. Don't worry. We have a solution for you too! SpinaliS chairs weren't made for people who were perfectly healthy and fit. The health experts who designed this chair in Europe 20 years ago were looking for a way to use the time spent sitting to become stronger rather than weaker.
So, now you know that active sitting is not only good for your posture and reducing back pain but can also boost your overall health. Who knew that something as simple as active sitting could be so beneficial? Are you ready to make the switch to active sitting and see all of the amazing health benefits it has to offer? Contact us for a quote. We hope you'll give active sitting a try in your home or office.
An ergonomic active sitting chair for lower back pain can give you a great deal of relief. Active sitting also leads to better posture, reduced pain and overall health. Don't hesitate to spend your money on a good chair that will last for years.
Best Office Chairs In Vancouver, BC
Did you know that you can try an active sitting office chair in our Vancouver store? Please contact us to schedule an appointment in our Vancouver store, where we will assist you in selecting the best-fitting chair for you and answer any questions you may have about active sitting. If you don't drive or prefer to test the SpinaliS Chair in your own home or office, fill out the FREE TRIAL form and we'll help you choose the best model for you and deliver it for a one-week free trial.