Whether you work in an office setting or from home, chances are you spend six or more hours sitting most days of the week. You probably find that sitting for long periods of time can cause lower back pain, even moreso if you already suffer from lower back pain. That’s why it is very important to find just the right chair to help mitigate lower back pain so you can feel better and be more efficient. Good office chairs range in price from a little over $100 to more than $1,000 and everything in between. Our list includes excellent chairs that fit any budget, from low-end to high-end, because, let’s face it, not everyone can spend close to $1,000 on an office chair. The best office chairs for lower back pain have some things in common, such as lumbar support, adjustable armrests, and adjustable headrest, and other adjustable features or additional padding may also be bonuses.
Boss Mid-Back LeatherPlus
The Mid-Back LeatherPlus chair from Boss is a good value. It has a lower price point but is still comfortable. It has a simple design with upholstery made from a blend of bonded leather and PU. This chair uses more conventional block foam padding but should work fine for about six hours. What is especially great about this chair are a couple of special touches that Boss included - lumbar support and a waterfall-edge style seat. These are qualities you would usually find in more expensive chairs, making this one an unexpected jewel at this price point.
Sit On It Hexy
Hexy, from Sit On It, is aptly named for its hexagon-shaped core. The design creates natural support with integrated ergonomics. The chair is designed for up to 300 pounds with an extra-wide backrest for optimal comfort. Available in 10 mesh colors allows for a variety of aesthetics.
Alera Elusion High-Back
The Alera Elusion High-Back office chair has a mesh back for optimal airflow, a 5-year warranty, and a high-quality base. It is also made with an ergonomic design, including a waterfall-edge seat, lumbar support, and adjustable armrests.
9 to 5 @NCE 217
The @NCE 217 office chair from 9 to 5 is an excellent blend of form and function. Made with mesh fabric, this breathable chair has adjustable lumbar support, 8-way adjustable arms, and Y3-Full synchro - and fits users up to 300 pounds.
For optimal adjustability, the K-Sport has it all. Additionally, the open mesh back means you stay cooler when sitting for a long time. This chair also has great functionality for leaning back and doesn’t feel like you’re going to fall backward. An added bonus is that it is available in four colors, and you can choose add-ons such as heating, cooling, and massage.
X-Chair X1 Flex
The X1 Flex has open mesh backing for optimal airflow while sitting and working. It also has additional padding for extra comfort and an ergonomic design to help keep blood flow to your legs while sitting for long periods. Additionally, the armrests are fully adjustable, and the chair has excellent lumbar support.
X-Chair X3 ATR
The X3 ATR is one of the top styles made by X-Chair. It is created with a breathable mesh fabric that is such close-knit that it doesn’t even look like mesh unless looking at it very closely. The X3 ATR has an attractive design and includes a model specifically for big and tall users. This chair moves around easily and has an excellent ergonomic design.
As you can see, many excellent office chairs are available for lower back pain. The key is finding chairs with good support and either integrated ergonomic support or adjustability to find the right fit just for you.