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This was the post from @gomi that inspired me to read the book Amazon.com: 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back: Natural Posture Solutions for Pain in the Back, Neck, Shoulder, Hip, Knee, and Foot (Remember When It Didn't Hurt) (9780979303609): Esther Gokhale, Susan Adams: Books



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I'm not sure the secret is to change chair and buy expensive chairs.

I'm pretty certain our grandparents didn't have expensive chairs but had less back problems than we do. Of course, they didn't spend all day in front of a computer but still...

You should try to take a look at how the body is actually designed to work, and maybe learn to sit well, instead of buying expensive stuff to compensate for a bad body position. Then all you'll need is a 20 USD basic chair.

Here is my advice : read this book Amazon.com: 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back: Natural Posture Solutions for Pain in the Back, Neck, Shoulder, Hip, Knee, and Foot (Remember When It Didn't Hurt) (9780979303609): Esther Gokhale, Susan Adams: Books

There's an associated web site :Lower Back Pain | Esther Gokhale Wellness Center

Not very expensive, and it might completely change the way you sit, stand, and bend.


The book literally saved my life.

The great thing is you 'learn' to sit, sleep, stand, walk and all of these activities are therapeutic. Exercise cannot get much better than this!


Learning to "stretchsit" is the single best benefit I gained and that paid for itself.

Next time I am in the Bay Area I am sure to pay Esther Gokhale a visit.

Funny how everyday things and wisdom rooted from India (love the country) sprout and prosper in USA (love the country) and folks like me then relearn everything that we are used to daily observing our parents and grandparents following without reading any of it.

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I wanted to revive this thread.

My back is really in bad shape lately, and I am looking to replace my chair. I've probably spent $1000 on office chairs in the last 10 years, so this time I am considering buying a Herman Miller Aeron, at approximately $1,000 by itself.

How much cushion do they provide (I am a large guy...)?

I tend to "lean forward" a bit when working at my desk, it means my back does not touch the back of my chair much like it should. How will this work in the Aeron?

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I wanted to revive this thread.

My back is really in bad shape lately, and I am looking to replace my chair. I've probably spent $1000 on office chairs in the last 10 years, so this time I am considering buying a Herman Miller Aeron, at approximately $1,000 by itself.

How much cushion do they provide (I am a large guy...)?

I tend to "lean forward" a bit when working at my desk, it means my back does not touch the back of my chair much like it should. How will this work in the Aeron?

Mike

Ditto. I was unable to even walk for a day and a half a few weeks ago. Still going through back therapy.

I saw a chair once years ago where you don't sit, you kneel, but never tried one

http://www.bizchair.com/wl-3520-gg.html?utm_source=google.com&utm_medium=Comparison&utm_campaign=Google%20Shopping


...but am interested in the exact same issue right now.


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Well, in the last 3 weeks I went to office max and purchased and returned 3 office chairs. My back is having problems sitting in front of the screens for 10 hours a day. A friend mentioned a chair called the Herman Miller Embody and I checked it out....I live in west michigan where these are MfG and so it was not hard to find a specialty furniture store that carriers them. I looked at the price tag and my jaw dropped off my face but when I sat in it the first time I was sold...simply the most comfortable chair I ever sat on. If you are in the market for a chair that you can sit 10 hours a day in a feel great when done then check this out. Here is a review.

Herman Miller Embody Review: The Best Chair We've Ever Sat On


I have used Herman Miller for years, still do, But may back has recently gone spastic and I am looking for some new solution.

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I don't have back problems myself thank goodness so I can't recommend from personal experience but I purchased a moldable lumbar support insert that goes in a pickup seat for one of our employees with back trouble a couple years ago at the relax the back store. They seemed very knowledgeable and they had a lot of different chairs there.

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Yes I was trying to decide between the Embody and the Aeron, but I read that the Embody is not good for those of us who lean forward at their desk (like me).

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I wanted to revive this thread.

My back is really in bad shape lately, and I am looking to replace my chair. I've probably spent $1000 on office chairs in the last 10 years, so this time I am considering buying a Herman Miller Aeron, at approximately $1,000 by itself.

How much cushion do they provide (I am a large guy...)?

I tend to "lean forward" a bit when working at my desk, it means my back does not touch the back of my chair much like it should. How will this work in the Aeron?

Mike

@Big Mike I just recently bought a Herman Miller Aeron after going through 3 different office chairs. So far so good, it's extremely comfortable for sitting long periods. The Aeron is very supportive...but I wouldn't say it's got much cushion, more ergonomic imo. I can't comment on leaning forward 'cause I mostly lean back. If you shop around...ebay etc, you can find them for considerably less than $1,000 even loaded out with all the options. One thing for sure, I never thought a chair would be so important to trading.

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I've had back problems for years and finally invested in a decent chair. Two years of use and happy I did.

Ergohuman V2 Chair V200HRBLK - High Back with Black Frame and Mesh - Ergohuman

The Ergohuman is worth considering.

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After spending more than $2000 on various chairs over the years, I finally broke down and bought this Amazon.com: Freedom Chair by Humanscale - Headrest - Advanced Duron Arms - Graphite Frame - Gel seat - Blue Wave: Home & Kitchen about 7 years ago. This one is the updated model from what I have but i paid about the same. All the bits move and adjust to your actual frame, there is no tilt control as the chair moves with you, there is only height control.

The front is a waterfall edge meaning the chair doesn't cut the blood flow from your feet. This made an incredible difference to how my legs and feet felt after all day in the chair. I've always had back issues and this chair really helped with this. In fact, its the only chair I've been able to sit in all day and not feel like total crap.

I would suggest the one with the head rest, again, its the only head rest I've ever had that worked for me.

Check out the various fabric choices: I chose the micro fabric option. Seven years later with near constant use, no discernable wearing has occurred.

I'm six foot and this chair will expand vertically to accommodate someone probably 6' 6"

I'd buy this chair a hundred times over.

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I wanted to revive this thread.

My back is really in bad shape lately, and I am looking to replace my chair. I've probably spent $1000 on office chairs in the last 10 years, so this time I am considering buying a Herman Miller Aeron, at approximately $1,000 by itself.

How much cushion do they provide (I am a large guy...)?

I tend to "lean forward" a bit when working at my desk, it means my back does not touch the back of my chair much like it should. How will this work in the Aeron?

Mike

Any chair with decent back support is good enough if you manage to do some back extension exercises 2-3 times a week. I had a similar problem which went away with regular exercising.

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