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Stocks suck, my savings are gone, but my back pain from my chair isn't...
This entry was posted on October 4, 2008.
So you don't have much money to buy a Aeron, or Leap chair, or some other "name" chair...50% of the cost of those chairs is the brand. You're paying for the brand - not to say that these chairs aren't all they're cracked up to be, but simply saying that if you cannot afford them, there ARE options out there to get yourself a comfortable chair at a comfortable price.
Now before you think this is a rag on high priced chairs, let me say this: The majority are actually very comfortable, and do justify their price tag. The majority. But let's face it, this isn't exactly the best time to part with $1000.000 for a chair. (Idea: You know all those banks that went broke, well, I know for a fact they spent lots o' cash on pricey chairs...maybe you can pick one up on Craigslist for free...)
Anyways, here few resources we put together on the site here to answer your call -See our recommended chairs for back pain here; also see our entire selection of ergonomic chairs here (you can use the advanced browse to narrow your options...)-. Most chairs from Office Star, Matrex series, are also relatively comfortable. If you are looking for a good leather chair that is relatively ergonomic, look at the Mayline 9414. It's got some nice ergo features, including an inflatable lumbar, and the leather is nice. Mayline is a very reputable company too, albeit shipping it takes longer than we like.
Other, less expensive options to give you back pain relief can come in the form of some accessories. Asprin, for one. We like Aleve (registered trademark of a large, wealthy company). Bayer is good too, though cause it gives you heart health as well. The ticker is important. But take a look at products from companies like ObusForme, which are independent back support cushions. Companies like these manufacturer products focused on providing support for the back. They do the research. We try the stuff out, which is why we endorse it. These cushions are made to fit the backrest of any chair, and could be the solution your lumbar needs.
So these are less expensive options for your current chair, which could end up being the solution you need. Also remember to stretch often and move around often. Cool? Cool.