Best Ergonomic Office Chair for Lower Back Pain: Reviews

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Suffering from lower back pain and looking for the right ergonomic office chair to address the problem? The number of options in the market can be overwhelming, and we’re here to help! 

We made some research and compiled three of the ergonomic office chairs that we love most because of the features that make them great at addressing back pain. Let’s take a look at these options and examine their pros and cons to help you find the best ergonomic office chair for lower back pain.

Top Ergonomic Chairs for Lower Back Pain

When shopping for the right office chair, most people focus on getting the right balance between adjustability and chair price, and these are likely your primary considerations, too. However, remember that addressing lower back pain may require more than just your usual features. Check out the following to see if they will fit your need:

Motion AirGlide Office Chair

The promise of the AirGlide chair is the perfect balance between comfort and support, one thing that can be tricky to achieve in an ergonomic chair. This is a mesh chair made from high-quality fabric, designed to address not only lower back pain but also overall compressive stress on joints that often results from prolonged sitting.

motiongrey airglide chair

Top Features

  • Smooth pneumatics for easy adjustment
  • Breathable fabric perfect for warm working environments
  • Adjustable seat tilt that can improve blood circulation
  • Versatile headrest with height and angle adjustment
  • Adjustable lumbar support
  • 4D customized armrest


The adjustable lumbar support enables users to adjust the chair to their specific sitting needs. This support is also helpful in keeping correct posture, which is one of the leading causes of lower back pain. 


This is the priciest of all the MotionGrey chairs, but it is still comparatively more affordable than many of the ergonomic chairs you will find in the market.

Motion SpaceMesh Office Chair

Adjustment from height to recline angle, from armrest to headrest, and all from one central location—this is what makes the SpaceMesh Chair a favorite among many users. It gives you a lot of customizable options that make the chair easily adjust to your body’s position. And, all of these options can be easily accessed from any position in the chair.

motiongrey spacemesh office chair

Top Features

  • Patented 1Touch Mechanism houses all controls in one central, easily accessible location
  • Three (3) lockable recline options for different sitting positions
  • Made from premium mesh material that’s comfortable for your back
  • 4D armrest that makes it suitable for different body types
  • Easy height and tilt adjustment for the headrest
  • Sustainable materials used in making the chair


The three (3) recline options and adjustable recline tension offered by the chair allows it to be a perfect addition to either your workspace or your gaming space. Find the right working angle, adjust when you need to rest, or tilt to an even more comfortable level when you’re playing games on your computer. All easy!


Compared to the AirGlide chair, the SpaceMesh chair doesn’t come with an adjustable lumbar support. However, the generous recline adjustment more than makes up for this and allows users to get the support they need for their lower back.

Herman Miller Aeron Chair

Herman Miller is probably one of the longest standing brands in the ergonomic chair market, and its selection is among the popular options you will encounter when you shop around in search of the best ergonomic office chair for lower back pain. It is usually picked for the high quality of its chair materials and their expert crafting and design.

herman miller aeron chair

Top Features

  • Recline angle of up to 135 degrees
  • Adjustable lumbar support that promotes neutral posture
  • Offered in three (3) different sizes
  • Made from durable mesh backrest that is both comfortable and firm
  • Adjustable seat and armrest
  • 12 years warranty


The 135 degrees recline angle of the chair is best for addressing lower back pain, making it an effective chair for those suffering from this condition. Apart from that, the Herman Miller chair comes with the usual 12-year warranty, which is perhaps one of the longest available in the market today.


To be able to enjoy the benefits of this chair, expect to shell some big bucks. It is perhaps one of the more expensive chairs you will find in the market. In addition to this, the chair does not come with a headrest, which may be a problem with some users.

Are you ready to find the best ergonomic office chair for lower back pain? We hope you will consider the options above. And if you’re ready to shop, head over to our catalog of high-quality ergonomic office chairs to find the right one for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the benefits of a 4D armrest in a chair?
  • A 4d armrest can be adjusted in more than just one way (height adjustment), which is the case with regular armrests. If you have a 4D armrest, you can move and adjust in side to side, backward and forward, as well as diagonally to the side. The 4D armrests are beneficial for users with a bigger build because the armrests can free up more space. If you need more movement while seated, the armrests will also allow more mobility.

  • What is a good warranty for an ergonomic chair?
  • When shopping for an ergonomic chair, choose one with at least 2 years of warranty. This will give coverage to your chair against premature damage that may be caused by poor quality and craftsmanship. Remember, however, that the quality and longevity of your ergonomic chair will largely be affected by the way you use it. If you use your chair properly and perform necessary cleaning and maintenance, you can expect it to last for many years without any problem.

  • How does an ergonomic chair alleviate back pain? 
  • Back pain is largely caused by the muscles on your upper and lower back being ‘frozen’ in unnatural positions for long hours because of poor chair design, poor posture, or simply the long amount of time you are seated. An ergonomic chair will give your back the much needed support that it needs so that you can comfortably shift from one sitting position to another and still get much needed back support in any of your chosen positions. 

    Getting a chair with a lumbar support will also guarantee that you can maintain the correct shape of your spine and avoid the discomfort that comes with the spine forced to stay in an unnatural shape when you sit.

    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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