Health & Fitness

Why You Should Be Getting A Chair With Lumbar Support

When you go into an office supply store, you’re certain to browse plenty of office chairs with stickers proudly boasting “lumbar support” or “lower lumbar padding.” But what exactly does that even mean?

More importantly, do you need lumbar support? If so, why?

Getting A Chair With Lumbar Support

Let’s take a look at why you should consider getting yourself a chair that offers you some lumbar support.

What Is Your Lumbar Spine?

Before we talk about what lumbar support is, let’s take a look at what the lumbar even is.

Your lumbar refers to your lumbar spine. This area of the spine contains the vertebrae that make up the lower area of the spine, right above your coccyx (also known as your tailbone.)

This is the area of the back that is where many people feel back pain associated with sitting or standing for long hours throughout the day. As such, there are many products offering support for this area of your back.

Why You Need Lumbar Support On Your Chair

So what is lumbar support on your chair going to do for you? Is it worth the investment to get that fancy lumbar support chair?

In short, yes. It can offer you many health benefits, some of which you may not have even considered before. Let’s look at some of the biggest ones.

Relief from Back Pain

The most immediate change you’ll notice when you get some good lumbar support is that your back pain will disappear.

When we sit in a chair all day (like we do when we work those 9-5 office jobs) it’s natural for us to get tired and slouch. When we slouch, we put extra pressure on parts of our back that aren’t designed to hold us upright. Our lumbar spines can curve in the opposite direction from the way it’s supposed to which causes pinched nerves.

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Blossom Smith

Hi there! I’m Blossom. I enjoy the simple things in life – a walk through the woods, a cozy blanket, a tasty meal or a good book. When I got married 13 years ago, I was truly clueless in the realm of homemaking.