There are many different contributors to back pain and your sofa could be one. For many people, there is belief that back pain is linked to sitting in a chair at work all day. Although that definitely takes a toll, how and where you sit at home also makes a difference. “Comfy” doesn’t always mean great for your back. Keep these 3 things in mind when you’ve been experiencing back pain:
• Posture – Not sitting upright is a HUGE factor in back pain. Your tailbone should be upright, and shoulders back. Slouching adds more stress to your back than it needs.
• Ergonomics – Your sofa can also cause slouching. The types of sofas you want to purchase are built for a better posture by reaching your feet flat on the floor and your bottom all the way to the back of the sofa. • Support – Many sofas are built with lumbar back support, but not all. Support comes with a price. For those on a budget, lumbar support pillows are available, as well as pillows for other body parts.