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#277708 - 04/08/17 03:45 AM Recommended Office Chairs for AS
Adi Offline
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Registered: 12/27/09
Posts: 1
Hello everyone,

I have a challenge that I believe some of you also faced up till now. My job implies spending most of the day in the chair in front of the computer.

I am thinking now to make an upgrade for my home office & to get a chair that would really make a difference for my back pain.

Checking various reviews & forums I have found mixed feedback. Typically those who seem to have no problem really appreciate the ergonomic / expensive chairs yet I have seen several cases of people complaining of same side effects for 1000$+ chairs as they would've had from their previous 100$ ones...

So before I spend loads of money on a chair (that could make no difference), I am really looking for your folks feedback on this. Did you solve this mystery? Is there any chair that really offers slightly better confort for those who spend 10-12 hours in front of the computer every day?

Many thanks!

#277711 - 04/09/17 09:27 AM Re: Recommended Office Chairs for AS [Re: Adi]
Ucla08 Offline
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Registered: 03/13/17
Posts: 13
I don't have any particular recommendations re: specific chairs but I wonder if one approach might be to think about how to not use any one chair/position for too long. There are quite a few options now for standing desks, there are "kneeling chairs," exercise balls or exercise ball chairs.

I would guess that if someone is in one position all day, there is no chair that is going to make that feel good for the body - the body is meant to move. This would of course be worse with AS. But, if you could rotate through a few options during the day with stretch/walk breaks built in, maybe that would help?

Of course if you have too many options then your office mates might give you crap about your office looking like a office furniture showroom so there's that to consider : )

Since I sit a lot for my job, I'm curious if others have any ideas though!

#278670 - 07/28/17 11:49 AM Re: Recommended Office Chairs for AS [Re: Adi]
MarkB Offline
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Registered: 07/22/17
Posts: 1
Loc: Illinois
New to the forums here but thought I'd throw in my experience. I compromised with my company and we found a used office furniture reseller who had a ton of very clean Herman Miller Aeron chairs for about half of the price for a new chair. These are the "Wall Street" chairs that adjust a dozen different ways to fit your size, shape and ergonomic needs.

I also have an adjustable desk (which was fortunately their idea) so I stand as long as I can but eventually need to sit for a while. Now I can sit in a chair that actually supports good posture. So if you don't mind buying used, you may be able to upgrade to the best chair for you with a little research to show your company that you did your best to save them money in the process. I think some employers don't mind spending money on their employees as long as they don't feel that they are being taken advantage of.

I hope you find what you need.