Chiropractic Friendly Office Chairs
posted: Jun. 29, 2023.
Creating a chiropractic-friendly office environment involves careful consideration of the office chairs you choose. To ensure optimal comfort and support, here are important features to look for in chiropractic-friendly office chairs:
Ergonomic Design: Selecting a chair with good ergonomics is very important! Look to purchase a chair that reinforces spinal curvature as well as encourages good posture. features to look for include adjustable seat height (important in optimal hip and knee angle), proper lumbar support, armrests, and tilt mechanism.
Lumbar Support: Maintaining proper lumbar curve is debatably the most important component in avoiding low back pain while sitting for extended periods of time. Maintaining proper lumbar curvature throughout the day will decrease the amount of pressure that is on the low back, and potentially avoid that achy discomfort that comes on after a long day. So, look to get a chair that has good support and ideally support that is adjustable.
Adjustability: Every person has different spinal curves and body types. Having the ability to adjust to the individuals body is crucial in having a good ergonomic set up. Again, features such as adjustable seat height, armrest height, and tilt angle are great to have to promote proper alignment and reduce strain.
Comfortable Padding: Chairs with sufficient padding will create a more comfortable environment over a longer period of time. Having a high-quality foam such as memory foam can help distribute weight evenly and avoid pressure points.
Moveable with Casters: Having the ability to move the chair with ease while seated, will avoid any unnecessary strain on the body while reaching for objects.
Proper Fit: Again, find a chair that will cater to your body type. Adjustability and support are the most important factors to look for!
While investing in a chiropractic-friendly office chair is important, remembering to move often throughout the day, as well as incorporating exercises and proper lifestyle habits is an excellent way to avoid potential pain and continue to feel your best.
The doctors at Gallatin Valley Chiropractic are always happy to consult and give advice to our patients. If pain persists or worsens, let your chiropractor know or consult with a health care profession. For any further questions or concerns, please call us at 406-551-2177 or go online to gallatinvalleychiropractic.com