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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    chair is awesome, however, back rest material is wearing very quickly, slight rubbing on belt

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    Great purchase

    Amazing purchase, great customer service, quick delivery time and answered all my questions. I'm surprised at how great the wheels slide on the floor and how much better my posture is.

    Thanks Stephanie, glad you are loving it.
    My spine thanks you

    I am really feeling the benefits of the seat. I have stuffed neck and shoulder problems for years and am feeling that I am gaining benefit from sitting better at my office virtually every day. I highly recommend this chair to anyone who works at a desk but don't wait until you are desperate. Do it before the troubles start!

    Thanks for the great review Kristine. Yes - you are absolutely correct, prevention is better than cure.
    A stunning product

    From the first point of contact through to delivery of the chair, your service and communication was amazing. Nothing was too much bother and the quality of the chair is everything that was promised. Now looking forward to becoming very good friends with my Saddle Seat. I am expecting this to take time while the body adjusts to a new way of sitting but already I can feel my back re-aligning while working at my desk. Thank you for a wonderful product.

    Thanks Jeni, it will keep getter better and better!
    Everything I hoped for!

    I am a remedial massage therapist and needed a chair that moved quietly over a hard floor without the normal clatter of plastic castors. I purchased my Salli chair with the optional inline castors which are whisper quiet and glide effortlessly. I also upgraded to a comfy red leather seat which makes the chair look fast even when it isn’t moving! Customer service was sensational. Excellent buying experience. Highly recommend Salli chairs.

    Thanks for the great review Gary - keep on rollin' !