Kneeling chair furniture pieces are a solution often suggested for people who have had persistent lower back pain. A kneeling chair furniture is considered ergonomic. Ergonomics is a field which studies the positions in which people sit or stand, or the repetitive motions people make when performing actions. Ergonomically designed products like the kneeling chair are meant to reduce injury and strain of muscle groups. Normal chairs tend to keep the back at an awkward angle, and can result in back strain or injury when one has to sit for long periods of time. The kneeling chair furniture is designed to mimic a posture similar to that of one standing. Part of this posture is accomplished by tilting the seat forward about 30 degrees. The tilted seat results in the spine being placed in what is called “neutral,” or similar to the position one with good posture would take while standing.
A bar in front of the kneeling chair furniture, which keeps the knees from sliding forward, reduces some of the weight of sitting on the lower back and hips. The lower legs are underneath the body, with the shins placed on a rest below the hips. The kneeling chair does not really bear weight on the knees but instead distributes the weight bearing between the hips and the shins. After all, If you have struggled with lower back pain caused by other types of chairs, you should definitely consider kneeling chair furniture pieces as a viable alternative.