Reduces Back Pain
Lumbar support works to reduce back pain by properly aligning and supporting your spine, thus reducing tension in your lower back.
Lacking or improper support for your lower back can cause back pain and spinal disorders over time.
Proper lumbar support can help to improve your day-to-day posture. Many cases of poor posture are caused by habitual slouching, and this routine can be hard to break without the proper support.
When using lumbar support, your spine is kept in the correct position while seated and your back no longer has to strain to overcompensate for your poor posture. As a result, your posture will naturally improve over time.
It may sound silly, but asking yourself “Am I sitting correctly?”, can help you be mindful of the way you sit at your office desk.
Asking this question of yourself consistently will gradually improve your posture and hopefully alleviate any pains you may have as a result of bad posture.
Chronic slouching, improper posture, and pressure on the spine while seated can lead to a variety of different injuries, chronic back pain, and spinal disorders.
Lumbar support is a good preventive measure to reduce the chance of back injuries caused by a sedentary lifestyle.
According to a report by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in 2020/2021, an estimated 8.8 million working days were lost in the UK due to work-related musculoskeletal disorders (including back pain). However, this figure includes other musculoskeletal disorders as well, not solely back pain.
Lumbar support will help to reduce the stress exerted on your body when seated for long periods. In turn, this will reduce the discomfort you may feel during the workday.
Additionally, an adequately supported spine also helps to prevent and alleviate back pain.
If you’ve been suffering from chronic back and neck soreness, you may be able to reduce or mitigate the discomfort just by properly supporting your back. Be sure to check out our Best Office Chairs for Back Pain.
Chronic pain can be a huge distraction. If your chair isn’t giving your back the right support, the resulting back pain can lead to decreased productivity throughout the day.
Lumbar support can decrease your pain levels and therefore increase your ability to focus on effective work.
How to Sit With Lumbar Support