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.