Comfortable Office Chair for Back Pain: Ultimate Guide

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Getting chronic back pain after long days at work? Check your office chair! Back pain can be caused by a variety of reasons, and one of these is the use of a non-ergonomic and non-adjustable chair. If you feel this could be the reason behind your condition, it’s time you find a comfortable office chair for back pain.


So how do you find the right chair for you? Well, there are several factors to consider when trying to find the best office chair, including the following:

  • Adjustability
  • Lumbar support
  • Seat support
  • Seat material

For a more comprehensive guide, you may check this post. And to make the search easy, we’ve outlined some of our top picks when it comes to chair comfort for back pain.

Top Ergonomic Chairs for Back Pain

These chairs range in price, and they come with different features. Check which one of them is perfect for you.

Herman Miller Embody Ergonomic Office Chair

Herman Miller is a household name when it comes to high-quality office chairs, and it offers different chair models that address different needs. When it comes to back pain, its Embody chair is one of the leading choices.

What makes this chair a good choice: Its backfit adjustment

The chair is designed much like the spine, with a central column and ribs. All you have to do is to fine-tune the chair to your specific body. Once that is done, the chair will adjust to your body’s position when you are seated, moving with you as you shift in the seat, ensuring that your back is supported whether you are leaning, reclining, or sitting in other positions. The chair is also made from Rhythm fabric which facilitates airflow and prevents heat buildup for optimum comfort.

Motion CloudMesh Ergonomic Office Chair

The Cloudmesh Chair is one of MotionGrey’s leading mesh chairs for back pain relief. It has a complete set of adjustability features that allow it to accommodate different body types and adjust to different user needs.

Motion CloudMesh Ergonomic Office Chair

What makes this chair a good choice: Triple combo of recline adjustability 

When shopping for a comfortable chair for back pain, one feature you want to focus on is the chair’s back support. This is exactly what our MotionGrey engineers had in mind in designing the CloudMesh chair, equipping it with three different recline features:

  • Five (5) lockable recline positions that help you customize the chair for work, for play, or in between
  • Adjustable recline tension that complements the recline position to create the perfect condition for your chosen activity while on the chair
  • Minor backrest adjustment mechanism that allows you to maintain proper posture when you are seated

Steelcase Leap Office Chair

The Leap Chair is an unassuming ergonomic chair whose design focuses more on function than style. It will blend well with any workspace. However, whatever the Leap lacks in aesthetics, it more than makes up for in terms of practical design.

What makes this chair a good choice: Its LiveBack Technology 

This design technology allows the chair to respond to any movement you make while seated so that it gives you the exact support needed either by your upper or lower back. This feature is further enhanced by the dial the chair is equipped with, which enables you to customize the firmness of the upper and lower back separately. This is the exact feature that allows the Leap Chair to minimize back pain.

Motion SkyMesh Office Chair

Imagine a chair that you can adjust from head to toe—in this case, from headrest to seat base, including adjustments for the chair height, back support, and armrest. These multiple adjustments ensure that you get the optimal seating condition that is best for your back.

Motion SkyMesh Office Chair

What makes this chair a good choice: Its adjustable lumbar support

The SkyMesh chair comes with a built-in lumbar pillow that you can move up or down through an easy-to-adjust lever that will allow you to move it to a position that will give your back the most support and allow your spine to remain in its natural curve while you are seated. When paired with the backrest tilt feature that the chair comes with (with up to 145 degrees of adjustment), you can be sure to keep your posture safe and healthy even when you have to stay on the seat for a long period of time.

Found any of the features mentioned helpful for your back pain? If you feel your old chair is no longer up to par when it comes to keeping your back healthy and pain free, wait no longer and replace it as soon as possible. Prolonging the replacement will only hurt your back further and may result in irreversible injury to your spine. 

Find your needed replacement from any of the chairs in our list. And for more options, check out our ergonomic chair catalog to find the most comfortable office chair for back pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I prevent fatigue from sitting?
  • One of the best answers to this question is to not sit too long. Prolonged sitting increases likelihood of developing poor posture, which is one of the leading causes of fatigue at work. Get up from your chair once in a while, and alternate between sitting and standing with the use of a standing desk. 

    Another thing to remember is to get the right chair, one that matches your body type and height and has complete adjustability features to make sure you are supported in all sitting positions. And lastly, get one with proper lumbar support to keep your spine in its natural curve.

  • What is the best chair for someone with a bigger build?
  • There are different features to consider when picking the best chair for a user with a bigger body build. For one, you need a chair with a wide seat frame and backrest to make sure you get proper support from the chair. Also choose a chair with fully adjustable back recline and seat tilt. Lastly, pay attention to the armrest–get a chair with a wider armrest and, if possible, a 4D armrest that can give you more moving space.

  • How helpful is an ergonomic chair with a waterfall seat design?
  • An ergonomic chair with a waterfall seat design is characterized by having a seat pan that has a sloping edge, one that slopes smoothly downward. It’s beneficial in that it provides proper support to the back of the thighs and the legs, improving circulation in these body parts and relieving pressure on them. This guarantees not only health but also comfort throughout your workday. 

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    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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