Having to work in task chairs that lack proper support and adjustability causes stress on the back, shoulders, neck, and elbows. Consequently, issues like lower back pain from sitting for extended periods in a non-ergonomic chair can arise. People can even experience leg pain from sitting in an office chair that does not meet their individual needs. As a result, workers often turn to pain relief medications. Offices spaces are often furnished with the same task chair for every individual despite people having unique anthropometrics and needs. Adjustability and support can be limited on these chairs to the point where they do not meet essential task chair requirements.
Terry Cassaday, founder of ergoCentric, speaks with Mississauga Board of Trade Radio on how you can improve your daily work life with one small but very important change, your office chair. These changes can help alleviate the pain from sitting all day. You can listen the to podcast below: