Lower back problems: A chair for low back pain
VELA chairs are known to counteract back pain and lower back pain. Our chairs are based on the individual and their particular needs, meaning that you can set our chairs to fit many different sitting positions during the day.
Lower back problems are a constant nuisance, affect you when you stand, walk, and sit. A VELA mobility chair can provide the best conditions, so you experience the least possible pain when you sit down.
Our chairs are great for lower back pain, as they provide support in the places where you need it.
If you need a low back pain chair, these features are beneficial:
- Adjustable low lumbar support
- Adjustable seat angle
A chair that supports the lumbar region means that you can maintain a good sitting position. When you suffer from low back pain, it is always about striking a balance and finding the right supportive chair to minimise discomfort.
A seat angle that you can adjust yourself helps relieve you and minimise pain by changing your sitting position during the day.
Leading ergonomic advice states that “the next sitting position is always the best one”, – and that advice is also relevant when it comes to lower back problems.
The best sitting position is the next one
Your body will naturally change your posture and position many times during the day to distribute the load more evenly. If you suffer from lower back pain, these movements are extra important, and even small changes are good.
You can benefit from having both a chair and a stool (link) to switch between, so you sit in different positions during the day.
Feel free to switch between an office chair and a stool with a saddle-shaped seat that “forces” your body to straighten up, as this is good for your lower back. As soon as you start to feel pain (or preferably before)in the low back, change your sitting position to one where you feel no pain or just minor pain.
If you sit at a desk a lot when you work, you should also switch between working sitting and standing to relieve your lower back as much as possible. We recommend that you stand up once every hour. Remember not to “slouch” and instead straighten up – the standing position is perfect for that.