Best Chairs For Back Pain
Whether you have mild or serious back pain, coping with it can really take it out of you.
But having a specialist chair in your living room that’s specifically designed to help those with spinal problems can provide welcome relief and make all the difference to your daily life.
Back pain and sitting down
Did you know that, in general, sitting down for long periods of time isn’t good for your body? In fact, sitting down for too long can increase your back pain, as well as damaging your hips. This is because too much sitting weakens your muscles because they aren’t receiving enough stimulation.
However, when you have back pain, sitting down can provide welcome relief. It’s important to have a good chair that doesn’t cause further damage or discomfort. The definition of a good chair is one that provides plenty of support for your back, and you feel comfortable when you sit in it, too. With this in mind, what’s right for one person may not be right for somebody else, so the perfect solution for you depends on your individual needs.
Which types of chairs are best for a bad back?
- Riser recliner chairs
A riser recliner is powered by electricity, allowing you to find your ideal seating position with a touch of a button. You can tilt and lift the entire chair forward and back down again, making it easy to get out of the chair or get into the chair at sit.
This can be a welcome solution if you suffer from back pain that limits your mobility, or if you have arthritis that makes it painful to get up and down. Plus, once you’re sitting down in the chair itself, the supportive seat offered by a riser recliner can help alleviate the pressure in your neck, back, and joints.
Explore our range of riser recliner chairs.
- Recliner-only chairs
If you suffer from back pain, a simple recliner chair (which reclines but doesn’t rise up to help you to back onto your feet) can also provide relief if you have a bad back. Just take a seat and settle in as you would in any other armchair and find the position you want – you can recline all the way down until you’re flat, or choose a slightly laid-back position.
Take your pick from single-motor (back and footrest move simultaneously), dual-motor (back and footrest move independently) or manual (with a hand lever only) options, depending on your needs. It can also make you feel more comfortable if you have poor posture, weak knees, or swelling in your feet.
Explore our range of recliner chairs.
- Heat and massage chairs
If you suffer from constant back pain, circulation problems, or any other mobility problem, a heat and massage could make a big difference to your comfort levels. With heat and massage chairs, you get all the benefits of a normal electric recliner chair plus a heat and massage function, designed to release tension from your back and joints.
Explore our range of heat and massage chairs
How much do you want to spend?
The more you pay for a chair, the more you get. This is an investment in your comfort and pain relief, so it’s worth doing extensive research and setting a budget before you make any final decisions.
If you’re chronically sick or disabled, and you need a mobility product for personal use, you may be eligible for VAT exemption. Riser recliners qualify for VAT relief, but recline-only chairs do not. Effectively, this would take 20% off the price of a riser recliner chair – and you can make the most of this by purchasing one from Fenetic Wellbeing.
If you qualify for VAT exemption, we’ll charge you the VAT-free amount for your chair – rather than making you pay up front and then claim your money back from the government. Simply add the chair you want to your basket, and at the checkout, you’ll be prompted to provide details of your VAT exemption. Then, follow the instructions and complete your purchase as normal.