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I've been having lower back problems due to sitting too many hours each day. I've gone through several chairs in the last year and I'm thinking about trying one of those ergonomic kneeling type chairs. Are they any good for computer use?

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post #2 of 17
How exactly do you sit on a chair like that?
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How exactly do you sit on a chair like that?
Butt on the top pad with knees going down and resting on the lower pad with your feet under you bum


Edit: like this
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How exactly do you sit on a chair like that?
Isn't it obvious?
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how...erm....e....ah....ah....bleh....urmmmm...... hmmmm......HOW?
    
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post #6 of 17
I'd say its easy to slouch on these unless you have really good posture i could make lower back problems worse.
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post #7 of 17
I used one for a while at home, and I didn't really like it. I didn't have any back pains before or after, but I did notice that I was slouching a lot, as was said above. I think the best thing for alleviating lower back pain is making sure where you sit is ergonomically optimized in terms of chair height and armrest height in relation to desk height and monitor position, and making sure you don't do the same thing at a time for more than 15 minutes without taking a minute or two break. Sometimes my work has me analyzing lots of data on some days, and I have to make sure I get up and stretch or walk around for a minute or two before I go back to working on what I was working on.
    
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post #8 of 17
get a herman miller aeron all nice and ergo
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post #9 of 17
That thing doesn't even qualify as a chair IMO. It should be marketed as a stool.
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Thx guys. Looks like the ergonomic desgnation is simply marketing hype. I'll keep an eye on posture. Or maybe get off this computer and go outside...
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