Create a Pain-Free Home Office
Which is the best office chair for my back pain?
With 30 years experience, we are passionate about ergonomics and we LOVE creating pain-free & beautiful home offices.
How to choose?
The best way is with an appointment in one of our stores - but we are also skilled at guiding people without the need for travel - this is our guide to the best office chairs we have ever found for healthy working and reducing back pain.
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What's our philosophy?
That's an easy one to answer - movement. It's absolutely essential to maintain healthy bones, joints, energy levels, aid concentration, boost your immune system and maintain endorphin levels - we are built to MOVE and so is our furniture. All of it - every single thing we sell - is designed to generate, aid and promote more movement throughout your working day. Some chairs do this very gently and others introduce movement in a big way - maximising your fitness and long term health.
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Starting as The Back Shop in 1984 we've grown by filtering and developing products that work. We now have 4 exciting stores plus on-line and made to order: We aim to please those with Back Pain and those who love design. Prefer to chat by phone or email? We've years of experience guiding those who can't visit us to the best choices.
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Our best selling office chair -
We believe that Thatsit is the ultimate kneeling chair. It allows the most movement and offers the greatest support. The chair has adjustable leg supports and can be adapted perfectly to the user, regardless of height.
It has an optional back support for those using a chair for long periods of time. Thatsit is ideal for people who have to sit for long periods of time either at home or work. Perfect for all kinds of work at a table. One of our staff has used this chair for over ten years and wouldn't give it up!Varier Thatsit
One of the most unusual office chairs out there - this is an all time favorite for many of our team.
In our own offices and showrooms this is the most commonly chosen chair.
It pairs beautifully with sit to stand desking (something all our staff have and we strongly recommend) and can help increase energy, boost productivity and reduce back pain.
This is a best seller for us so we hold some models and colours in stock to ensure we can get chairs our super speed.
We recommend a really hard wearing fabric on this like Comfort+ or Leather as this is a chair you will have for many years. Its looks wonderful in bold colours but we suggest avoiding the really pale ones.
The Logic 200 and 220 models are the latest additions to the RH Logic range - the previous 300 and 400 models (which are still great!) have been among our best sellers for 15+ years!
The 200 and 220 models have easier to use controls and we find them a little better for encouraging greater movement during the working day. Movement is essential for spinal health - especially if you spend long hours at a desk. We've written a wicked blog post on this subject: Which you can read here.
Tilt mechanism. Infinitely adjustable and can be locked in any chosen position. We recommend to work with the tilt open to encourage active seating. Separately adjustable backrest angle for support in any position.RH Logic 200 & 220
This allows users to control the chairs forward and backward tilt by the movements of their upper body. Controlling the chair is intuitive and fluid. The chair has a "Mercedes" like feel and a very long warranty... Superb in our view!
Designed by legendary ergonomic designer Peter Opsvik it is the ONLY chair we know of that doesn't just offer all the ergonomics you would expect - but also allows left to right rotation of the shoulders. This is something we haven't found in any other chair (only a feature on model HAG Creed 6005 - High back partially upholstered).HAG Creed Office Chair
The original and the best (without breaking the bank)!
The Varier Variable Balans kneeling chair - with it's perfectly balanced curved wooden runners - triggers your balance reflex. This helps naturally stack the spine over the pelvis - meaning neck carriage also improves and shoulder stress can be dramatically reduced. Plus pulse rate and breathing are elevated, driving greater circulation and extra oxygenation.
Over time you will learn to vary the position of the chair to exactly match the task... writing, reading, thinking, while the shin pads prevent the hips from sliding forwards. We have thousands of clients who use kneeling chairs for all day office work.Varier Variable Balans
The Wing is an unconventional working chair that allows more flexibility in use than either the Variable or the Multi. with its height adjustment, swivel and tilt functions, and castors for hard or soft floors.
The height adjustability makes it ideal for use at unusual height tables.
The Varier Wing promotes active sitting and keeps you breathing deeply, giving your energy levels and concentration an invaluable boost.
An office chair doesn't have to look like an office chair. This is possibly the best chair we've ever sat in, and the one many BIA staff use around our dining tables and in front of our computers.
The Actulum is an elegant Home Office or Table Chair that can reduce sitting fatigue, improve posture, increase activity levels and reduce neck and back pain.
It is also well suited to study and hobbies. The rocking movement is exceptional at maintaining alertness and develops core muscles while you sit. Actulums make great dining chairs (particularly with our dining tables), allowing long enjoyable dinner parties and conversation well into the night. Design: Peter Opsvik.
The HAG Futu is sleek, modern and would suit just about any office space. Home office, small office, meeting rooms, receptions, there isn't anywhere this chair looks out of place. Look past its appearance and you'll find all the ergonomic functionality that you would expect.HAG Futu & Futu Mesh
The RH Logic 300 is not quite as active as the Sofi Mesh but excellent for people who need to be able to spend periods of the day resting.
Especially good if you are below about 5ft 6in - taller that this? Take a look at the RH Logic 400 or the HAG Creed 6005.
One of the best things about the fluid mechanism is the minimal movement of the front of the seat when leaning backward - Your feet remain in contact with the floor, minimising pressure on the underside of your thigh. This makes the Logic 300 (and 400) our recommendation for those with circulation issues. Additionally the backrest height remains constant regardless of the seat angle so the lumbar support is always in the correct position.RH Logic 300
The RH Logic 400 is the bigger brother of the RH Logic 300. It offers the same customisability and functionality, just bigger and better.
The Logic 400 has a high backrest with padding to provide support between the shoulders and pronounced support for the curve of the back to provide optimum sitting comfort. The backrest narrows towards the top to allow greater freedom of movement for the arms.RH Logic 400
You've probably never sat on anything quite like it - we think this might be up there with the most fun of all the chairs ever invented.
Worried about how little exercise you do in a day or how little movement you have in your life?
Enter the Aeris Swopper - its hard to explain in writing just how much movement (and joy) this chair brings. Its not easy to start with as you have to allow your fitness to improve - but boy it is worth it.
Back in Action is dedicated to beating back pain by improving the furniture you use. We think healthy furniture must be stylish furniture if it is to be widely used, so for over 26 years Back in Action has collected some of the world's most exciting furniture, all chosen to nourish your body as well as your eyes.