Back problems

Back problems cover many different types of problems with the back and neck. These include, for example, slipped discs, fractures of parts of the spine, osteoarthritis of the spine, sciatica and chronic back pain with different causes.

Back and neck problems occur in men and women of all ages and may impede everyday activities, for example in the workplace. People with back problems often experience pain, which also leads to absence from work.

Back pain and back fatigue can arise or become worse over longer periods of sitting. Experts agree that "the best sitting posture is the next one": variation and activity are important if one is to prevent or minimise pain. People who are sedentary for long periods should therefore vary their work posture throughout the day, for instance by using an adjustable chair that allows them to alter their posture and still enjoy the appropriate support. Using different types of chairs throughout the day to achieve different sitting postures is another solution. This can be done for example by changing from an adjustable office chair to a stool; moreover, the latter strengthens the musculature of the back when working at a desk.

Back and neck pain can cause problems and challenges both at home and at work. Pain in the back and neck can lead to difficulty getting up and sitting down, trouble standing up for long periods, poor balance and difficulty walking.

VELA has a wide selection of office chairs, customised chairs, sit-stand chairs and stools, which provide support and relief and thereby allow the user to expand the number of activities they can manage:

  • Improved sitting posture: Users can adopt a comfortable and ergonomically correct sitting posture, as the seat and backrest can easily be adjusted to the user's needs. This means it is possible to adopt positions that are most comfortable for the individual, and to easily change position over the course of the day. Users with chronic back pain can also benefit from sitting on a seat that tilts slightly forward.

  • More comfort and support: In order to provide the user with good support and comfort, seat cushions and backrests can be upholstered with various types of foam and adapted to the user's needs. For example, VELA supplies special pressure-relief seat cushions, user-adapted seats with coccyx cut-outs and lumbar pumps to promote comfort and ease any pain.

    Greater safety: Users with a combination of back pain and poor balance can enjoy added safety and peace of mind from a VELA chair with a central brake system that can be activated before getting up and sitting down. All VELA chairs are available with armrests, which provide safety and support when lowering oneself into the chair, thereby eliminating potential shocks to the back.
    Easier operation: If the user has reduced mobility in their upper body, for example, which makes it hard for them to reach the handles, special extension handles can be fitted to the chair.
    Less pain: Ease of operation and adjustment of the chair can reduce the risk of inappropriate physical movements and twisting, and thus minimise the risk of pain triggered by incorrect movements. Electric height adjustment spares the user unnecessary shocks and bumps and facilitates getting into and out of the chair. Reduced pain, greater safety and increased comfort also result in less tiredness.


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We recommend the following chairs for people with back problems:

VELA Salsa 110

VELA Salsa 110 is a sit-stand chair with a shallow seat with raised lip at the front, so the user avoids the feeling of sliding down the seat when it is tilted forward.

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VELA Samba 110

VELA Samba 110 is a sit-stand chair with a shallow seat with raised lip at the front, so the user avoids the feeling of sliding down the seat when it is tilted forward.

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VELA Tango 100

VELA Tango 100 is a customised chair with low backrest, which provides good lumbar support and free movement of the back, shoulders and arms

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VELA Tango 100El

VELA Tango 100El is a customised chair with electric height-adjustment and a low backrest, which provides good lumbar support and free movement of the back, shoulders and arms

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VELA Tango 200El

VELA Tango 200El is a customised chair with electric height adjustment and a higher backrest and extra lumbar support compared to the VELA Tango 100El model.

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VELA Tango 500

The VELA Tango 500 is the latest development in customised chairs. In addition to the customised chair's other, well-known benefits, it has a revolutionary, two-part ALB backrest

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VELA Tango 500El

VELA Tango 500El is the latest development within customised chairs with electric height adjustment, which, in addition to the customised chair's other, well-known benefits, has a revolutionary, two-part ALB backrest

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VELA Tango 510

The VELA Tango 510 is the latest development in customised chairs. In addition to an active sitting posture, the chair provides relief and a good resting position during the day

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VELA Tango 510El

VELA Tango 510El is the latest development in customised chairs with electric height adjustment. In addition to an active sitting posture, the chair provides relief and a good resting position during the day

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