How to best adjust your office chairs

A close up of the mid section of the Aeron chair.
(Image credit: Future)

Learning how to adjust office chairs is one of the most important things you can do if you work at a desk. Because over time, all that sitting is going to have a major impact on your body and health. 

Poor posture puts unnecessary pressure on your spine, which can ultimately lead to back pain, neck strain, and other musculoskeletal issues. So it's really worth making the necessary tweaks to minimise the chances of that happening, especially if you've bought one of the best chairs for back pain, which will offer a range of adjustment options.

Many of us, however, can't be bothered until we've actually experienced pain. But if you've reached that stage, then don't despair. Visiting an oesteopath and doing the right exercises can in most case solve back issues, over time, if they're not too advanced. And that means it's still not too late to adjust your chair, find your perfect position, and keep your spinal health on the straight and narrow. It's not actually that hard... 

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.