We’re built to move. Our biomechanical positioning habits, repetitive motions, gravity and how we hold and process stress all help determine how we feel. Any static position held for an extended time will likely cause discomfort or exert pressure on various parts of our body.
Having a chair without lumbar support causes extra stress on the lumbosacral discs. This can have long-term effects on posture, joints, tissues and our spine.
Our bodies move and adapt to our environment. Many people experience lower back pain due to poor posture and prolonged use of maladapted equipment at work. Beyond a localized injury, lower back pain is often the cumulative result of many years without lumbar support.
Suppose you spend 40 hours per week in a chair with zero lumbar support or in a position where you must slouch forward or tilt unnaturally. In that case, you might very well face issues such as lower back pain in the long run.
Every office chair should support the spine’s S-curve with lumbar support!