If you spend a lot of time sitting down in an office environment, you need to know that the chair you’re sitting on is helping your back to stay in alignment, therefore avoiding aches and pains which may progress towards a chronic pain condition in the future.
Far too many people sit in uncomfortable office chairs on a day to day basis, not realising the damage they’re causing over the long-term. You shouldn’t be uncomfortable at work in any way, shape, or form, and you should be provided with a chair which supports your back, neck, and the rest of your body, allowing you to do your work in comfort, leaving at the end of the day without feeling sore or stiff as a result of the chair you were sat on.
Of course, how you sit at the chair is another thing altogether! The most all singing, all dancing ergonomic chair can be damaging if you don’t use it’s ergonomic features and sit correctly on it!
With all this in mind, how can you be sure that the chair you’re sitting on is giving you the support you need?
It all comes down to being aware of how to sit properly and understanding that aches and pains aren’t normal. If you start to experience these, that’s a clear sign that you need to change something, fast!
Failing to sit in the correct position can cause lower back pain, upper back and shoulder pain, neck pain, pinched nerves, pressure on the discs of the spine, and even headaches and migraines. Over time your posture will suffer and you will find it almost impossible to stand, walk and sit correctly, adding to the problem in a big way.
All of this can be relieved and avoided by sitting in a position which ensures your entire body is in alignment.
If you sit at a desk with a laptop, this is also something which can be an issue. The very fact that a laptop screen isn’t raised can mean that you sit looking down for the entire day. Over a short period of time you’re going to start feeling pressure and pulling across your shoulders, and perhaps developing a headache as a result of the pressure and weight of your head moving forward. You can purchase laptop risers for this, which raise your laptop up and create an almost computer monitor look. This will certainly help to avoid those aches and pains.
You might wonder whether it always has to be an ergonomic chair that you choose, and to answer that, no it doesn’t. You can opt for a mesh chair, but you need to ensure that you’re sitting correctly at it, just as you would an ergonomic chair. The only difference is that other types of chairs don’t have the adjustable options that an ergonomic chair does. This doesn’t mean that you should sit any differently!
Put simply, the type of chair doesn’t matter. As long as it is comfortable and has padding where it is needed, it’s more about how you sit on it than the option you choose. By being more aware of how you feel whilst you’re at work and how you feel at the end of the day, you can identify whether or not your chair is the real issue at hand. If you find that you’re constantly experiencing pain and discomfort, speak to your manager and ask about changing your chair. Your manager will then assess the options and find the right choice of chair for you, whilst perhaps assessing how you’re sitting to get a better view of what is causing the discomfort.
Why should you be in pain whilst you’re working? You should be comfortable and happy!
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