The best chairs for people with back problems are ergonomically designed, meaning they feature lumbar support, backrest and arm rests, according to Ergomat.com. Other features to look for include adjustable seat height, adequate seat width and depth, swivel movement, five-star base stability and padding.
The Back Pain Health Center states that normal office chairs do not provide adequate back support for the sedentary work many people do on a daily basis. BackPainHC.com recommends ergonomic chairs because they can be customized to fit a person’s height, weight, spine curvature and seating arrangement.
BackPainReliefDaily.com claims the top five best quality ergonomic chairs are Embody by Herman Miller, Life by Formway, Different World by Humanscale, Leap by Steelcase and Zody by Kaworth, as of October 2015. These chairs range in price from around $800 to over $1,000.