By B15m1lah. Chair. At Saturday, July 14th 2018, 20:16:14 PM.
Having the right back height for your office chair can be of particular importance for those who suffer from back pain and even for those who want to avoid back pain. A good way to determine the back height that will be needed for your chair is to look at your current office chair. If you currently suffer from upper back you will want to look for a chair that's back will come up high enough to support your shoulder blades. Have a friend measure your back in its entirety from the top of the seat on your current office chair up to your shoulder blades to calculate how tall you will need your back rest to be.
Next you will need to figure out the seat height range necessary for you to be able to keep your feet flat on the floor while working(or on a foot rest) and work with your height. You will also need to take into consideration the height of your desk to ensure your chair will fit underneath your desk if needed, especially if you would like a chair with armrests. Most standard desks are 29" measured from the floor to the top of the desk, however some have higher workstations or adjustable desks that can be lowered and raised if needed. If you are a shorter individual a standard cylinder that comes with most office chairs may be too tall for you causing your legs to be bent at an awkward angle. The same can be said for taller individuals who need a longer cylinder and higher seat height adjustment range. Certain specialty ergonomic office chairs offer different cylinder size options to accommodate individuals of any height from children 4' tall to adults that are 6'8".
The size of the back of the chair is one of the most important features. For an executive chair to be truly comfortable, the top of the back of the chair should be no lower than the middle of the back of the person's head who will be using the seat. In a truly comfortable office chair, a person should be able to lean back and have their head rest against the back of the chair or a headrest. Many lower quality chairs have backs that extend up almost to the back of a person's head, but not quite. If a person leans back in one of these chairs, their head hangs over the back and it is quite uncomfortable.