You will probably agree with the fact that neck pain sucks and it’s really annoying during sitting.
The good news is that it is possible to significantly reduce or entirely get rid of neck pain by simply finding the right ergonomic office chair.
If you are looking to do that, then this article is right for you.
Below you will find the 5 best options out there in 2017, but…
Before we jump into them, we, as ergonomic chair specialists, want to draw your attention to 3 must-knows, that you need to be aware of before choosing an office chair for neck pain.
3 Best Office Chairs for Neck Pain in Detail
Comparison Tabel: 3 Best Ergonomic Chairs for Neck Pain
How to Reduce Neck Pain When Sitting: Summary
Here are the most important points once again.
If you have neck pain, then you need to look at chairs with headrest, because it offers extra support.
#2: Recline Adjustment
Sitting at 90 degrees is not as healthy as sitting at 135-degree angle as this study concludes.
This is why it’s important that your chair has that recline adjustment control.
#3: Adjustable Armrests
Armrests are necessary to reduce muscle strain in your shoulders and…your neck!
Ideally they should be adjustable in order to fit your body perfectly.
What I Recommend
As I said before, there is no perfect ergonomic chair for neck pain, so if you are serious about it, I recommend you do the following:
- Get a good ergonomic chair (see below).
- Get a standing desk (see below).
- Vary the 2 above while working.
1. Get a Good Ergonomic Chair
I have done a lot of research on the subject and went through dozens of chairs before I found my Aeron.
2. Get a Standing Desk
Do you really need an ergonomic chair for neck pain and shoulder strain?
Standing desk might be another viable (even healthier) option in some cases.
This is a big thing which is now very popular in Paleo community and that’s for a good reason.
Just by NOT siting you trigger your body to be more healthy (e.g. actually there is a relation between sitting and insulin resistance, diabetes and so on).
Standing will also position your body into a healthy posture which in itself will help to reduce the neck pain.
Here is a couple of options:
- #1: Standing Desk. Converts your desk into standing desk (ideal for small space and if you don’t want to get another desk).
- #2: Height Adjustable Stand Desk. The same as above, but can be height-adjusted and looks pretty awesome
- #3: Mobile adjustable standing desk. A standard standing desk that you can bring around the room easily (has castor wheels).
3. Vary the 2 Above While Working
The best strategy I found remarkable for my work productivity is the variation of the two – ergonomic chair for neck pain and the standing desk.
So I would sit for 40 minutes and then stand up, take a break, and come back to the standing desk to continue my work for another 40 minutes…
I feel like it also has something to do with the change in the environment, even though it’s not significant, that keeps me alert and concentrated on the task.
I hope you will find this method as effective as I do and wish you get the best ergonomic chair for neck pain and shoulder strain! 😉