Are you looking for how to set up a back support
for your office chair? Want to know the best type support to use and how to position it?
Well in this video I’m going to share with you the three steps to setting up the perfect
lumbar support. So that you can support your spine and reduce discomfort. So stay tuned. Supporting your spine in the seated position
is one of the most important back-saving habits that you could possibly have. Sitting place
is one of the highest amounts of stress on the lower back and slouching makes it far
worse. In the lower spine which is referred to as the Lombard there is a normal arch that
occurs. In your spinal disc as well as ligaments can become quite agitated during prolonged
flattening of that arch and lead to pain. Therefore we must work to preserve that curve
as we said by using our own muscles to support ourselves can be quite challenging especially
if you’re working the regular 9-to-5 workday. This is where having a back support comes
in. Sitting with your back support improperly can be just as bad as not having one at all.
So it’s important to set up the back support properly in order to get the desired results. Tip # 1: Finding the spine positioning. Now we don’t want to sit with a rounded back.
Instead we want to arch the back fully then back off about 10%. This is the ideal positioning
for the lower spine. Tip # 2: Support options. There are many different potential options
for back supports: seat cushions, towels roles and even economic chairs. These often won’t
get the job done because they are usually in the wrong shape and will not provide the
adequate pressure needed at the right level in the spine. But when you have no other option
they can serve as a decent substitute. The back support should be no more than 45′ inches
or about 10 or 13 cm in diameter before it is compressed. It should be filled with foam
rubber of moderate density so that when it is compressed it’s diameter is reduce is about
1.5 inches or 4 cm. This is why I highly recommend the Mackenzie
super-role. Which is a wonderfully designed lumbar support made just for that purpose. Tip # 3: Positioning the support. Proper placement of the support is very important.
If you position the roll low it will simply cause you to slouch even further. If it is
positioned to high it can push into the wrong area and cause further discomfort. The proper
position is just above the belt line behind the navel. Well that sums up the three steps to setting
up your back support in office chair. If you like this video be sure to subscribe to my
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