Do you suffer from recurrent low back pain? Do you work at a desk for long periods of time and find yourself slouching over your computer? Do you suffer from stiffness in your lower back after a long day at work?
Kneeling chairs are a simple solution to combat these issues. In this blog post we will look at how kneeling chairs can help alleviate discomfort caused by bad posture by providing an ergonomic alternative to traditional office chairs.
Kneeling chairs are the new types of office seats makes the person sits at a forward angle in such a way that most of the weight is borne on the sit bones (ischial tuberosity) and the shin bones of the leg.
Lets look at how kneeling chairs can prevent low back pain:
Improved posture: Kneeling chairs are designed to make the lower back arch naturally by shifting the pelvis and spine in a neutral position. This encourages an upright sitting position. This good posture in turn leads to less compressive forces on the spinal joints and thus prevents spinal pain.
Improvement in core strength: Traditional chairs give support to the back of the user, which can easily translate into slouching over a period of time. A kneeling chair does not allow you slouch. It puts your body into an excellent posture to strengthen the spinal core muscles and the back extensors as you are forced to activate and engage these muscles to maintain your position on this chair. Over time this leads to improvement in core muscle strength, which translates to lower chances of back pain.
Relief from pain in the tail bone: Pain in the coccyx is usually translates to pain in the lower back and sacroiliac joints. Most times coccygeal pains is caused due to a slouched posture over a period of time. The kneeling posture minimises the slouching effect, which in turn reduces tail bone pain and improves lower back health.
Another benefit of a kneeling chair is improved concentration level. A study has revealed that people who use kneeling chairs have increased focus and better productivity. This is due to less fatigue on the muscular system and the upright posture leads to more energy and thus better concentration.
In conclusion, kneeling chairs are a great way to alleviate back pain and improve posture.
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