If you are encountering regular or reoccurring back pain, one of the best places to start making changes is with the lumbar support of your office chair. This is one of the major adjustments that will an overall effect on the entire body. By properly supporting your lower back, you will avoid a whole host of health and pain issues.
When we are sitting without proper back support, we have up to 3 times more strain on the lower back then we do when we are standing. The human body was not originally designed to sit for the long periods of time that modern humans tend to, and in addition to lower back pain, inadequate support also puts stress on the joints and surrounding tissues. Many people try to compensate by shifting more of their weight forward while sitting, but this can create additional pain, and may also trigger sciatica.