Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A Good Office Chair Does Its Part...Just Like Upper Cervical Care

upper cervical care, Dr. Tanase, Chairs, posture

(Editor's Note: Today's post again comes from my good friend, Dr. Adam Tanase and he has some great suggestions for office chairs.  So many people spend so much time sitting so a good chair is a must...and it may just help you maintain your upper cervical correction.  Enjoy!)

What Kind of Office Chair Should I Buy?

Among the most common questions I’m asked as a chiropractor, “What kind of chair should I buy?” is near the top of the list. That’s because using the wrong chair can create undue strain in your neck, arms, back, hip, and legs.
With hundreds of different choices and dozens of office furniture stores to choose from, few people know where to start looking. So I’ll share some information to help you buy the right chair.
Office chairs range in price from as little as $15, all the way up to $1,500 or more. While most people can’t afford a $1,000+ chair, or can’t imagine themselves paying that much for one, we can still learn from these design concepts, and buy more price-friendly chairs that share similar ergonomic benefits.

Why Spend More Than $50-100 on a Chair?

Simply put: More Pain = Less Productivity.
Poor quality chairs decrease your productivity when they cause pain. The longer you work in a wobbly or unsupportive seat, the harder your body has to work to compensate for it. That’s a lot of wasted energy.
If you spent $600-$1,200 on the mattress that you sleep on for 6-8 hours per night, why spend less on an office chair that you sit in every day for the same amount of time? If you can afford it, buy a good one!

Best Value Chairs (Cheapest)

These chairs emulate the more expensive models, but are reasonably priced and can ease some of the common aches and pains associated with poorly designed office chairs. Think of them as the ToyotaHonda, or Hyundai of chairs.
  1. Lorell Executive High-Back Chair ($167) – Arms adjust in height and weight, seat height adjusts 17″-21″ from the floor.
  2. Alera Elusion High-Back Chair ($226) – Another adjustable chair with quality arm rests. Very well made for the price. Ideal for taller individuals. If you’re shorter or simply have a smaller body type, I recommend the mid-back version instead.


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  3. Purchasing a fully adjustable ergonomic office chair suitable for sitting in multiple hours a day can be a bit pricey.

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  4. Very informative article. Since we spend a long time in office so always use Argonomic Chairs for your office.

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  7. Great post! I agree, I think we should also invest on a good chair given that we sit on it for long hours. There may be some decent chairs for around $50 but it's all up to luck and how meticulous you are in searching a good quality chair. But it's still doubtful if it can last for years though, so I opt for higher amount at least around $500 or above to really get a comfortable and ergonomic chair.

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