Embody by Herman Miller, Life by Formway Design for Knoll and Diffrient World by Humanscale Healthcare are ergonomic desk chairs designed specifically to support spine health, reports Mother Nature Network. La-Z-Boy recliners offer total body support and multiple reclining positions to reduce back strain, states the American Chiropractic Association.
People experiencing back pain should sit in firm chairs with high back support and arm rests, advises Cleveland Clinic. Soft sofas don't provide adequate support for the curve of the back and tend to encourage rounding of the back.
Sitting for long periods is not good for the back, regardless of how comfortable a chair feels, advises Spine-health. To avoid problems, people should stand up, stretch and walk around for one to two minutes every half hour.