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?
Store visits & appointments are brilliant but we also have a 98% success rate helping people find the best solution by phone or with this guide.
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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, Visit Us or Email? We've years of experience guiding those who can't visit us to the best choices.
Prices: Our products aren't cheap but they are all manufactured by incredible European factories and are built to last decades not months. We passionately believe in buy once, buy right so we don't stock cheaply made or poor quality chairs.
So good for creating forwards tilt - If you aren't familiar with the huge benefits of forwards tilt and what it can do for your activity levels / spinal health, give us a call to chat or head over to our blog.
We can’t say it enough, movement is everything. We haven’t yet found a back problem that isn’t improved by it (except a few during the early recovery stages) and your body struggles to function without it.
“I move, therefore I am.”
- Haruki Murakami,
Movement is not just about what you do outside of work, it can completely transform your work environment - Find furniture that nourishes you rather than getting in your way. Your office chair is like a life partner, and you’ll probably spend more time with your chair than almost anyone or anything else in your life.HAG Futu & Futu Mesh
The Varier Variable Balans - The original, the most ergonomic and the best, without breaking the bank.
Varier Kneelers (the Variable, Thatsit and Wing) are the only kneeling chairs that our team of product testers have ever approved as suitable for a full 8hr day - and we have tested thousands of chairs over the last 30 years.
They are unique in having perfectly balanced and angled with lots of movement built in to trigger your balance reflex without putting pressure on your knees or shins, while using materials that won't break or wear out in 6 months.
The movement is so important for healthy sitting and helps you naturally stack the spine over your hips which in turn improves neck carriage and reduces shoulder tension. 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
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
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
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.
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 many wonderful colours in stock for next day delivery. 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.HAG Capisco
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 - it's hard to explain in writing just how much movement (and joy) this chair brings. It's not easy to start with as you have to allow your fitness to improve - but boy it is worth it.
One of the best things about the fluid mechanism on the Logic 200/220 range 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.
The Logic 200/220 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 200 & 220
The Hag Capisco Puls, 8010 and 8020 - One of the most unusual office chairs out there, this is an all-time favourite for many of our team.
In our own offices and showrooms this (or its fully upholstered sibling the Capisco 8106) are the most commonly chosen chair.
They pair 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.HAG Capisco Puls
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.
This is one for the executives, or for those that like the very best in luxury. The HAG Tribute is high end in comfort and style, without compromising on the functionality or freedom of movement.
"The Rolls Royce of the office chair world"
Active upper back move featuring the unique HÅG in Balance® technology. Smooth backward and forward tilt function to support you as you recline. S-curved back supports the body's natural curvature and reduces tension in the upper back, shoulders and neck.HAG Tribute
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.