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Good chair for neck pain.

Comedy WriterCComedy Writer Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:55 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
i have a bulging disc in my neck. I need a good office chair that supports my neck, without putting much pressure on the disc. Any ideas?




  • I have three office chairs in my den. I switch off between them, but none of them seem to support what needs to be supported.

    I've come to the conclusion that we spineys need to start a company that makes office chairs for our needs!!

  • First welcome to Spine Health.

    I would say that sitting at an office desk is never going to be very good for a neck, despite what chair you sit in. The reason is that when you are sitting at a desk, you invariably are looking down and as you work, you keep your head in the same unnatural position for extended periods of time. This is not comfortable for a neck that has problems.

    The chair that I find most comfortable, is one with a head support and I put a small cushion in my neck. That way my neck is well supported and the muscles can relax.

    If you need to sit and work at a desk, I suggest that you gently move your head regularly and get up and walk for a short while every half an hour or so.

    Perhaps you could also try different positions for your computer screen and keyboard. Raising them up so that when you are using them you can keep your head more or less level might help. Some people find that raising them right up and standing to use them is more comfortable.

    If you find a comfortable answer, please share it with us all. ;)

  • I was going to suggest one with a high back as well. I had to buy one recently and I made sure it was high enough to support my head when I lean back. I also like having arms on the chair sa well. I have a pillow from home that I put behind my lower back to help me sit straighter when I'm typing or leaning forward and when I can take a few mintues to read something or relax, I scoot that pillow up behind my neck. Good luck.
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