Back Pain from Sitting: The Reason You Need an Ergonomic Desk Chair

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Does sitting too much cause you back pain? If your work entails long hours on your office chair, you may have started to notice that back pain has become a regular part of your day. And you are not alone. Statistics shows that back pain is now one of the leading reasons people go to the doctor, and it causes a lot of problems not only to employees but also to employers.

If prolonged sitting is part of your regular day, it’s important to have the right ergonomic office chair. Canada offices have started to recognize the importance of ergonomics in the workplace, and the office chair is one of the key ergonomic elements needed in every space.

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The Health Risks Caused by Prolonged Sitting and How an Ergonomic Desk Chair Can Help

Sitting for straight hours on your chair creates harmful conditions that lead not only to back pain but to other potential health risks such as the following:

Poor Posture

Sitting for extended periods increases the likelihood of an individual adopting poor posture, such as slouching or hunching over a desk or computer. This can create excessive stress on the spinal muscles, ligaments, and discs, leading to discomfort and pain.

Reduced Blood Flow

Sitting for hours can reduce healthy blood flow throughout the body, including the back muscles and discs. This can lead to stiffness and discomfort. The decreased blood flow can also slow down the body's natural healing processes.

Muscle Imbalance

Did you know that sitting for extended hours can lead to the weakening of the muscles that support the spine and the tightening of the muscles in the front of the body such as the hip flexors? This creates muscle imbalance between the back and core, and this imbalance can cause strain on the lower back.

All of these risks are further exacerbated when you use a poorly designed office chair that doesn’t offer enough support to your back and body. When the chair has insufficient lumbar support, when the padding is too soft or too hard, or when the chair has little adjustability, your back has limited options in terms of movement, so it grows even more stiff and uncomfortable. To reduce the risks, a fully adjustable desk chair is a must.

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What to Look for in an Ergonomic Desk Chair

If you deem your existing office chair to be the one causing your back pain, don’t hesitate to replace it—invest in an ergonomic desk chair. Ergonomic chairs come in different varieties and designs, and all you have to do is pick the right one. Consider the following:

  • The type of chair material (leather or mesh)
  • The adjustability features of the chair
  • The foam padding

Find great chair options in our catalog! We have a wide array of ergonomic chairs, all of which are crafted from high-quality materials—from the fabric and padding to the main chair frame and wheels—and all are offered at affordable prizes. Head over HERE to start shopping!

About Us

MotionGrey is a Canadian standing desk company that specializes in ergonomic furniture. We supply and install only the best quality standing desks and ergonomic chairs in the country. We offer free shipping within Canada and the US.

What made you switch to standing desks? Our products are designed with wellness as the focal point. From our electric standing desks to our office and gaming chairs, we deliver best value by putting your health, safety, and comfort as top priority. Boost your creativity and level up work performance. We want you to create great outcomes so we’re providing you only the best tools to make them possible.

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