Lumbar support office chairs
Long, rigid sitting primarily puts a strain on the lumbar region. One-sided sitting leads to poor posture, especially in the lower back. Pain or problems with the intervertebral discs are almost inevitable. However, lumbar support Office chairs – i.e. office chairs with lumbar support – can effectively relieve the lower back. Also known as lumbar support, they support the lumbar region and effectively prevent poor posture and the associated back problems.
What is lumbar support?
Lumbar support is the part in the lower area of the backrest that adapts to the natural S-curve of the spine forward. The padding at the waist supports the normal posture of the spine. Because by nature, the lower back is bent forward towards the stomach and is held in place by the muscles. However, the muscles can become slack due to too little exercise or poor posture. As a result, the spine can either curve too much forwards or backwards and under certain circumstances promote the development of a hollow back or flat back. An ergonomic office chair with lumbar support counteracts this process.
Test the lumbar support with a towel
You can test whether you find the S padding in the lower back comfortable for yourself on a standard office chair at home. To do this, simply place a pillow or rolled up towel between your lower back and the back of the chair. Since every back is very individual and different, the lumbar support should be adjustable in terms of both height and curvature. When adjusting the lumbar support, subjective well-being should be taken into account. Attention: A lot doesn’t help much. In any case, the support should provide a comfortable, noticeable and straightening hold.
Which office chair best supports the back when sitting depends on personal requirements. Your own body weight and height play a role here, as does the individual symptoms. Anyone who has already had a herniated disc in the lumbar spine could benefit from an office chair with lumbar support when sitting. Depending on the shape and subjective feeling, the lumbar support is ideally located in the inwardly curved area of the lower spine or a little lower at the height of the bony iliac crest.
The lumbar support – what it is good for
Science has now discovered that if you sit a lot, you sin. Squeezed between the chair and the backrest, the lower back suffers the most. What is important in an office chair – and what a lumbar support is good for, we explain to you briefly and concisely in the following points.
- Lumbar support office chairs promote healthy sitting. When used correctly, a lumbar support specifically supports the lumbar area. This supports the natural lordosis of the spine when sitting. The ergonomic shape adapts to the physiological S-curvature of the back. The lumbar support ensures that the back adopts a healthy sitting position.
- Lumbar support office chairs prevent poor posture. Doctors call the natural, forward curve of the spine in the neck and lumbar area lordosis. If this S-shape deviates from normal, i.e. if the spine is curved too much (hollow back) or too weak (flat back), physical problems can occur. Poor posture in particular can cause back pain or headaches and lead to herniated discs and neurological disorders such as numbness. Provided the backrest is adjusted correctly, a lumbar support effectively prevents poor posture. The lumbar support should be as close to the waist or the iliac crest as possible.
- Lumbar support office chairs prevent back problems. During long office work, the muscles can tire. But the lumbar support prevents the back from sagging. Because a cushion in the lower area of the backrest relieves the muscles. The lumbar support, which curves forward, supports the lower back in its natural sitting position – and minimizes the risk of back problems.
- Lumbar support office chairs relieve existing back problems. One of the most common consequences of hyperlordosis is a herniated disc in the lower back. Because of the misalignment of the vertebrae, the intervertebral discs wear out faster. In addition to dynamic sitting, a better sitting posture is recommended as the first therapeutic measure for people who work predominantly while sitting. An office chair with lumbar support supports the back in its natural sitting position.
Office chairs with lumbar support for working
With the ZEN-LS model, HARA CHAIR has created a classic office chair that also has integrated lumbar support. The ergonomic backrest follows the natural S-curve of the spine. The integrated upholstery in the lower area of the backrest primarily supports the lumbar spine. This office swivel chair is therefore suitable for anyone who sits a lot and wants to support their lower back. The ZEN-LS model can be indicated especially for those with a severe hollow back or after a herniated disc, as this office chair reduces symptoms. The well-padded backrests of the CAE and ZEN models also have lumbar support. The integrated S-curve in the backrest supports and relieves the back when sitting.
Which model is “the” right office chair for your lower back depends on your personal requirements. Body weight plays a role here, as does the individual symptoms. If you have already had a herniated disc in the lumbar spine, you could benefit from a lumbar support. You can try out for yourself at home with a rolled-up towel or pillow whether you find the S padding in the lower back comfortable.
Order your office chair with lumbar support in the HARA CHAIR online shop. Our employees will be happy to advise you and will contact you immediately by telephone or e-mail. Tell us your height and weight. And if you should suffer from back problems, this information would also be relevant for the selection of a suitable office chair.
We will check for you whether you have chosen the right HARA CHAIR model. With this we want to ensure that the model meets your ergonomic and orthopedic requirements. We will only send you your office chair after a personal consultation.