Unlike a toothache, by the time you experience back pain the problem has already been developing in silence for quite some time (we talking years even). This process known as subluxation; a slight misalignment of the vertebrae, can lead to serious long-term health problems, neurological dysfunction and degeneration of joint tissues.
The build up of subluxations in the body creates irritations in your body and interferes with the flowing of information to the brain through the nervous system. The nervous system is the master controller of your body and your spine protects this vital system. Therefore if your spine is being damaged from poor posture, stress and incorrect support the transmission of information flowing to your brain is prohibited and over time which can cause serious pain and destruction. Whilst the build up of subluxations can be from spinal trauma such as a fall or an accident, it is becoming more and more common for subluxations to occur as a result of cumulative stress, poor posture and you guessed it sitting at a computer all day.
Establishing proper posture and incorporating lumbar support into your workstation early on can help avoid this problem, optimize productivity and reduce stress on the body and spine. Proper lumbar support is essential for long-term health benefits, it is one of the most important body parts of your body and should always be supported and never overlooked. It is important to always be comfortable when sitting and to use the back of the chair as much as possible (avoid leaning forward). The lumbar support should support the natural curvature of the spine, and the feet should remain flat on the floor at all times.
There are two different kinds of lumbar support systems offered through ergonomically correct chairs that can assist in achieving an anatomically correct seating posture; known as active and passive.
Active Lumbar support is a standalone approach that can be added or built separately onto a backrest and can be adjusted in various way.
Passive Lumbar support is usually built into the frame of the chair and therefore not adjustable. However the same amount of support can be achieved if other ergonomic features have been built into the chair to compensate such as ratchet back or a seat slider.
Mychair feature adjustab lumbar to better suit the needs of your spine. Remember, to ensure correct positioning, the curve on the back of the chair should support the curve of the lower spine. Buychairs are ideal for office stations as the modifiable feature allows more than one person to use that chair.