Saddle chairs, neutral spine and "ergonomic" office chairs

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Saddle chairs and neutral spine

Neutral spine is the natural position of the spine when all 3 curves of the spine—cervical (neck), thoracic (middle) and lumbar (lower)—are present and in good alignment. This is the strongest position for the spine when we are standing or sitting, and the one that we are made to move from.

Neutral spine means no excess pressure on your discs. 

When you are standing up straight you have a neutral spine, and of course, you don't need a lumbar support. So why do so many people think they need one when sitting? It's probably due to your chair (whether it is cheap or expensive!).

Almost all "ergonomic" office chairs include a lumbar support. Why is this? It is because when using these chairs you do not have a neutral spine as your pelvis automatically rotates backwards.

Ask yourself a question - if everybody is using these ergonomic office chairs then why do so many have back issues?

A Salli saddle chair helps you achieve and maintain a neutral spine position - this is why so many Salli users experience great relief from back pain. In addition to good posture, Salli saddle chairs with active sitting, such as the Swayfit, help maintain circulation and keep your back moving.

See our range of back saving chairs here.

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    Great service, love my Salli
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    R.H.
    Comfortable, high-quality, great service, a godsend
    Fantastic to hear Robert, and thanks for the review..
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    Great to hear Justin! And you are welcome :)
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    M.L.
    Great choice
    Awesome, and you are welcome! Once you adapt there is no turning back. The active seating is definitely a great feature.
    Takes some getting used to
    Thanks for the great review - it sounds like the chair is doing a good job for you.