Best Cushion tips for office chair

For a long day in the office chair, it is important to have a cushion that will provide support for your back and neck. However, not all cushions are created equal. This post will go through some of the best types of cushions to give you a better understanding before you buy one!

For a long day in the office chair, it is important to have a cushion that will provide support for your back and neck. However, not all cushions are created equal. This post will go through some of the best types of cushions to give you a better understanding before you buy one!

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What causes back pain?

Back pain can be triggered by anything from car accidents to sitting too long in an uncomfortable seat. Your spine is curved and has natural curves so when your head goes forward, it puts pressure on the front discs in your spine. Plus when our backs are curved inward it decreases the space between vertebrae which both compress nerves and restrict blood flow or oxygenation to our spines.

The more you slouch over a desk or chair, the more pressure your spine takes. The curves in our spines are meant to be used, but will not without support. When you don't have enough cushioning on your seat, the weight of your body rests directly on the top edge of the product which can cause indentations or bumps.

The Benefits of a Cushion

There are four main benefits to using a cushion on your seat:

Reduces injury risk Healthier blood flow Decreases back pain Supports muscle function for better posture     A good office chair should have 17 ½ inches of padding on both sides. If you are using an office chair you have probably already increased the padding on your chair. The specific amount needed will depend on the type of work being completed in the chair, the specific height of the chairs, and your body's size.

 

The Types of Cushions

  • Foam Cushion

The new Foam Cushion technology is designed to enhance the comfort and support of the mattress. The foam is engineered to comply with the body’s natural curves, providing better pressure relief, spinal alignment, and support. The comfort and support of this mattress are achieved by a combination of foam comfort layers and a high-density innerspring. This high-density foam is a multi-layered construction that provides superior softness and support.

Typical foam cushions are used for back support to help prevent neck pain by providing more support for your neck muscles. Foams are usually firm ensuring they provide great neck support but tend to be too firm if you sit in them long enough. 

  • Gel-Style Cushion

The gel-type foam is designed to provide the benefits of. The two foam layers and the high-density spring core provide excellent spinal alignment and support while a gel-fill provides softness. The gel-style foam construction is designed to provide the benefits of both foam and gel-style padding. The gel-style foam provides the support of a high-density spring core while its softness makes it a favorite with customers who want the feel of a gel fill, but the support of a high-density spring core.

Gel-style cushions are softer and can be placed on your seat for added support and firmness. However, having a gel cushion just means the seat is more comfortable but it does not actually provide more support.

  • Waterfall Cushion

The waterfall cushion is a very popular cushion. The waterfall cushion incorporates a waterfall design and is filled with a fluid material that is not only very comfortable but also very supportive. The waterfall cushion provides optimal support and comfort while preventing pinching of the hips, butt, or knees. The waterfall cushion can be used with any cushion pad and adds just a touch of luxury to any living space.

Waterfall cushions are used for back protection and absorb shock to your back from long hours of work (6+ hours). These cushions typically use the gel as the material such as Elemis 5-in-1 Miracle Cushion.  Some distributors may call these "flowing" or "swoosh" style cushions. The one you should buy will depend on your body type and work needs.


Liza Danford

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