Do you experience back pains during working hours or at the end of the day after leaving the office?
We can relate!
Whether it’s dull and achy or sharp and stabbing, back pains make everyone feel uncomfortable at certain times.
Back pains can plague your workdays and free time thus leading to an overall decrease in concentration.
Common causes of back pain at work
A number of factors can contribute to back pains at work. For example:
Inactivity or Desk Job
An inactive job or a desk job can contribute to back pain, especially if you have poor posture or sit all day in a chair with inadequate back support.
Lots of office chairs look nice, but not all are ergonomic.
If you want to work in comfort, it pays to select a chair that can be adjusted both to fit your body and the way you work.
Ergonomic chairs are designed to be adaptable to the user’s needs and are associated with higher productivity levels due to the customized support that they offer.
But what is considered “ergonomic”?
Typically office chairs are classified as ergonomic when they have an adjustable armrest, headrest, and reclining backrest.
This means that you should be able to adjust the height of the chair so that your legs are perpendicular to the floor and the seat pan should allow you to adjust it so that you’re able to sit comfortably.
Proper lumbar support allows there to be ample support for the lower back so that your spine is in just the right position to allow for good posture.
Later on in this article, we’d talk more about Ergonomic Chairs & its Benefits.
Other common causes of back pains at work are:
Exerting too much force on your back — such as by lifting or moving heavy objects — can cause injury.
Repeating certain movements, especially those that involve twisting or rotating your spine, can injure your back.
Back pain and lifestyle factors
Of course, factors such as aging, obesity, and poor physical condition also can contribute to back pain.
While you can’t control your age, you can focus on maintaining a healthy weight, which minimizes stress on your back.
Start by eating a healthy diet. Make sure you get enough calcium and vitamin D. These nutrients can help prevent osteoporosis, a condition that causes your bones to become weak and brittle and is responsible for many of the bone fractures that lead to back pain.
Combine aerobic exercise, such as swimming or walking, with exercises that strengthen and stretch your back muscles and abdomen. Exercises that increase your balance and strength can also decrease your risk of falling and injuring your back. Consider Tai Chi, yoga, and weight-bearing exercises that challenge your balance.
Also, if you smoke, quit. Smoking reduces blood flow to your lower spine, which can contribute to spinal disc degeneration and slow healing from back injuries. Coughing associated with smoking can also cause back pain.
Preventing back pain at work
You can take steps to avoid and prevent back pain and injuries at work.
Pay attention to posture
Sitting is a position that adds stress to the structures in the spine. To avoid developing or compounding back problems, it is important to have an ergonomic chair that supports the lower back and evokes good posture.
Listen to your body
If you must sit for a prolonged period, change your position often. Periodically walk around and gently stretch your muscles to relieve tension.
From the employers’ perspective — the science of fitting workplace conditions and job demands to the capabilities of workers — 24/7 chairs are able to make a dramatic difference in employee productivity and job satisfaction, as well as in business costs.
Benefits of Ergonomic 24/7 Seating below:
Improved Worker Health
Seventy-four percent of workers experience pain at their desks on a regular basis, which can lead to distraction, decreased productivity, health issues, and sick days. In fact, lower back pain is the second most common reason people miss work.
Ergonomic chairs prevent this common discomfort in several ways: they conform to each worker’s specific shape, support the spine, and keep tissues and joints in a neutral position.
Better Work Productivity
Not only do 24/7 chairs offer workers health benefits, but, by reducing stress and distractions, they also make it easier to stay focused on the job. Focused employees are more productive employees — better able to make quick responses and fewer mistakes.
When multiple employees use a particular desk, finding an effective seating option for various body types can be tricky. Ergonomic furniture solves this issue by providing customizable support in adjustable seat height, adjustable armrests, and adequate seat width and depth for various employees.
Reduced Business Costs
Ergonomics in the workplace reduces costs by making workers more focused and productive, as well as by preventing work-related injuries and diseases. For example, because 24/7 seating reduces musculoskeletal disorders, it reduces the business costs (currently up to $50 billion annually in America alone) associated with them.
Right now, employers pay between $15 and $18 billion in worker’s compensation costs — so any step to proactively prevent these expenses is a big cost-cutter.
Overall, research has shown that switching to ergonomic office furniture can:
- Reduce employee absenteeism
- Reduce employee mistakes
- Keep workers on task
- Increase employee engagement
- Improve job satisfaction
- Boost employee morale
- Demonstrate a company’s commitment to safety
Features of Equinox Furniture’s Ergonomic Chair
Specifically designed for Nigeria, the Equinox Ergonomic Executive Mesh Chair provides you with comfort as well as functionality for lengthy work hours. .
- Can conveniently carry heavy weight individuals.
- Class 4 Gas Lift, purity of nitrogen, 99.7%
- Adjustable lumbar support
- Adjustable Arm Rest, 100000 fatigue test
- Adjustable Head Rest
- Seat made with mould foam
- High elastic mesh, conform to CA 117-2013 fire retardant
- 350mm Nylon base starleg, can load up to 1136kgs
- 60mm PU Castors, anti-abrasion
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