Do You Suffer From Back Pain? It Might Be Your Office Chair

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Do you suffer from back pain? If so, it might be because of your office chair. A lot of people don't realize this, but the wrong chair can actually cause a lot of pain in your back. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most common causes of back pain and how to prevent it.

We will also talk about the importance of having a comfortable office chair and how to choose one that is right for you. Finally we will recommend some of our best Office Master chairs that include some really cool features to help you adjust the chair to the optimal and most comfortable setting.

Causes of Back Pain:

One of the most common causes of back pain is sitting in a chair that that does not provide proper support of the spine for a long time. Sitting for too long can cause or worsen back pain.

The lumbosacral discs at the base of our spine are loaded three times more than when we’re sitting on an unsuitable chair, so by not choosing wisely enough you risk misaligning your core muscles and thus creating a mechanical imbalance that may lead to chronic discomfort in other parts throughout one's body as well.

Another reason why your office chair might be causing you back pain is if it is not the right height. If your chair is too low, you will hunch over and this can cause a lot of pain in your back/neck.

On the other hand, if your chair is too high, you will have to reach up to type or use the mouse and this can also cause pain. The best way to avoid this is to find an office chair that is adjustable so you can set it to the perfect height for you.

Another common cause of back pain is poor posture. If you are constantly slouching in your chair, it can start to cause a lot of strain on your joints and tissues. Poor posture can also cause headaches and neck pain.

If you are suffering from back pain, it is important to see a doctor so they can diagnose the problem. Sometimes, back pain can be caused by a more serious condition such as a slipped disc or a herniated disc.

If this is the case, you will need to get treatment from a specialist. However, if your back pain is caused by something like poor posture or an uncomfortable chair, there are a few things you can do to help ease the pain.

Important Chair Adjustments to Avoid Back Pain:

Seat Height (Pneumatic Lift)-

This is one of the most crucial adjustments you can make to help put your body in an optimal sitting position. Start with your feet flat on the ground shoulder width apart. Next start to pull on the pneumatic lift and raise the seat. Your seat should be as high as possible while your feet are still flat on the ground.

Seat Depth Adjustment -

Next up you're going to want to adjust the seat depth. You're going to want to adjust this based on feel. If the seat is too far forward, you may be putting excess stress on the back of your knees. If your seat is too far back you may be putting excess stress on your lower back and gluteal muscles.

Office Master offers a lot of chairs that have the seat depth adjustment. If you are unsure, just feel free to contact us and we can recommend you some chairs with this adjustment.

Forward Tilt -

When you sit for long periods of time, your spine naturally assumes a slouching position. To help correct this habit and relieve chronic low-back pain, adjust the chair so that it's tilting forward a bit.

When sitting, your hips should be higher than both knees. The standard recommends up to 20° of forward tilt which will allow you greater control over the seat angle in order for back stress not affect it and keep a healthy posture while also improving blood circulation all around.


For more info on adjustments, check out our Office Master Chair Adjustment Guide and our Adjustment Library which includes diagrams and details on all the adjustments of your chair.

Other Ways to Help Alleviate Back Pain:

One of the best things you can do is to start exercising regularly. Exercise is a great way to strengthen your back muscles and improve your posture. It is also a great way to relieve stress and tension. If you are not used to exercising, start slowly and gradually increase the intensity.

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Another thing you can do to ease back pain is to use a heat pad or ice pack. This will help to reduce inflammation and pain. You can also take over-the-counter painkillers such as ibuprofen or paracetamol. However, if your pain is severe, you should see a doctor.

Recommended Chairs for Back Pain:

Good: Office Master DB53        

Office master db53Features:

  • Pneumatic lift
  • EZ back height adjustment
  • Infinitely locking seat tilt
  • Infinitely locking back tilt
  • Fabric panel back
  • Seat depth adjustment
  • DCS backrest (only)


Better: Office Master YS89

Office master YS89


  • Pneumatic lift
  • EZ back height adjustment
  • Tilting backrest
  • Rocking tilt
  • Tension knob
  • Mesh back (high)
  • Seat depth adjustment
  • Adjustable headrest*
  • Infinite forward tilting


Best: Office Master IU79

Office Master IU79


  • Pneumatic lift
  • Tilting backrest
  • EZ back height adjustment
  • Rocking tilt
  • Tension knob
  • Seat tilting
  • Seat depth adjustment
  • Heavy-duty structure
  • Dual-tone universal soft casters
  • DCS seat



Sitting is one of the worst things you can do to your back. Unfortunately we live in a world where we spend the majority of our time sitting. Because of this, it is crucial to optimize the time you are spending sitting down so you can avoid things like back pain, or even hip pain and neck pain. Make sure you have a chair that can provide you the proper adjustments and that is comfortable enough for you to sit in for a long time. This will lead to a healthier, happier, and more efficient work environment. That is one of our goals here at Officemasterchairs.com

For any assistance you may need, or questions you may have, feel free to contact us