I had surgery on l4/l5/s1 years ago and have trouble sitting anywhere for too long. The seat has a pivot, front to back. With the lumbar support attached to the seat and not the seatback, it moves with you as it pivots, allowing motion in the hip flexors, which keeps the blood flowing altogether. This chair is indispensable to me now.
I bought this chair for a coworker with lower back issues. She needed more support than your regular chair can provide. After setting it up and trying it out, i didn’t want to let her have the chair. She has been using it for a week now and i’ve noticed that she’s not complaining about back pain. I also got for her a foot rest. The combination seems to be working well. I really like the how the back support moves with you.
This is a great chair and very comfortable. I wouldn’t recommend it to a large frame person as it does have a small seating area but for me being petite at 5’3″ it is perfect. The only drawback and the only reason i am giving it a 4 star vs a 5 is that the back is not adjustable so i cannot bring it to a more upright position where i like, it leans a little too far back but i am still able to use the chair as the lumbar support keeps my lower back in place.
I was unsure like others when i first received this chair. I’ve never sat in a chair like it. I’ve had a non-stop back issue for 2-3 months from an injury that just never seemed to get better. I sit at least 6 plus hours a day working and usually more. After a few days my back is already feeling better to the point where i really haven’t noticed it. Which for me lately is a big deal. I’ll update after i break it in a bit. The quality of the chair is also very nice so it should last a long time.
- frikkin’ amazing chair! I had surgery on L4/L5/S1 years ago
- This chair is great! I am at my desk for 8 to
- Good for lower back pain and posture
Serta Works Ergonomic Executive Office Chair with Back in Motion Technology, Black Bonded Leather
- Back in Motion Technology pivots the lower back forward to flex pelvis and keep your back in a positive neutral position
- Thick, ergo layered body pillows, cushioned headrest and padded arms are comfortable and supportive
- Ergonomic armrest, height and seat adjustment makes it easy to find – and lock – the most comfortable positions
- Supple bonded leather or soft fabric upholstery give any workstation an instant upgrade
- Some assembly required
Thus chair us very supportive. It is not perfect but, because the extra cushion can move up and down, fairly customizable. I think the extra pad is too much, unless i put it up enough to be able to slide my bum all the way back still. It’s the perfect lumbar support for me. That’s the most important part to me, so i gave the 4 starsit is a bit high. You’ll most likely need a foot rest of some kind. I’m 5’7″ and when i sit my toes can touch, but i can put my heels on the groundgreat task/work chair for tall people, as it goes much higher as well. I’m very happy the armrests have good padding. I do wish they could adjust more than up and down.
For someone who has had a bad lower back, and very recently had a back fusion, this chair is amazing. After researching and reading reviews, i decided to go for this serta back in motion chair, rather than a more costly chair. And am so glad with this decisionthankfully, my mechanically-inclined cousin and her daughter visited and assembled it for me, although the directions did seem pretty straight forward. She sat in it, and didn’t care for the extra padded lumbar support (which is removable). However, i absolutely love it. I can finally sit back in my chair while working, now an then, and have my lower back fully supported. Plus, and perhaps more importantly, since i tend to sit forward while on the computer working, the way the seat moves does help my back. When i got up from my old office chair, i was very stiff, and walking as such. Now, i get up and feel fine. Thank you, serta for making this fantastic, and affordable chair.
The bonded leather material appears to be good quality and the metal components are made from sturdy material, but to be honest, the manufacturing quality and design of the components is embarrassing. The lumbar support cushion back plate is so warped that i had to put a 3/8″ spacer under one corner of the bracket to get it to sit fairly straight (and the mounting bolts are only a couple inches apart). The backrest has a pocket that the lumbar support cushion is “supposed” to nest into when the seat is tilted back, yet after taking the chair apart and re-positioning the lumbar support and the backrest as far as they would adjust, the lumbar support cushion is still an inch off center with the pocket. The armrest brackets are the second most embarrassing design failure. First, they don’t bolt on evenly, or at the same angle. These too required spacers to get them close to the same angle. Second, the portion of the armrest bracket that mounts to the seat bottom has a large rib stamped into the center of it for rigidity, however, the engineer that designed this bracket apparently has never assembled anything in their life. The rib goes all the way to the edge of the bolt holes, so when you try to tighten the bolts, the head hits the rib about 1/8″ to high from where it is supposed to tighten against. Therefore, the bolts can’t be tightened properly against the surface of the bracket.
Easy to assemble and very comfortable. With the removable cushion in place the seat will be a little short for a person 5’7″ and up. It is a ladies chair in my opinion. Tilt mechanism is very stiff. I am the stated height and wish the seat was a little wider, because i use the extra cushion. The seat padding is rather thin and will not hold up for the long haul. It is a good deal for the price and the quality is really nice.
I bought this chair back in december 2016. It is now december 2018 and im still using and loving this chair. It is definitely one that you will either love or you will hate. Im a graphic artist who works 8-16 hr days and due to the nature of the work i spend a lot of time leaning in to see better then leaning back again etc. After a full day of that it used to be my back was so bad i could barely walk from being “slumped” on and off all day. Now in my case the cover they give for the lumbar support was “one thing too much” it was too thick and i felt far “too forward” in the chair. So i just didnt use it/put it on. And without it this chair (for me) is 100% a winner. It supports my lower back while i lean in and continues when i lean back again.
I am at my desk for 8 to 10 hours per day, and my previous chair was not very comfortable. This chair gives me the right amount of support and comfort throughout the day. When i bought it i was a little skeptical about the back support tilting as i sat up, but now that i have tried it, i think it works wonderfully. When i need to sit straight up the lower support is there. This is a great buy for those who are at their desks for prolonged periods of time. The only thing that i am disappointed about this, is the fact that i didn’t buy it sooner.
I have had this chair for a few weeks now and find it to be comfortable, supportive and good for preventing lower back pain. If you are a desk jockey like me, you probably have back pain from leaning forward at your desk and computer. This medium-height chair provides firm, upright support between the natural waist and tailbone, alleviating my lower back ache. ) all the chair parts (seat, headrest, sides, armrests) are plush. The padded lumbar support moves with me as i lean forward and backward, and it always presses a little into my lower back but in a comfortable way. This chair naturally promotes sitting up straight with good posture and does not allow much slouching. If you prefer a super cushy chair that you can sink into and lean back or rock, this is probably not the one for you. The wheelbase glides nicely on the floor with smooth, quiet motion. The seat adjustment controls work well and have nice levers that are well-marked and easy to operate.
If you’re looking for a non-fake-leather chair that’s doomed to peel then you know that you’re fabric options are limited these days. Crappy bonded leather has taken over the market. This grey fabric chair is nice in that i don’t have to worry about it peeling. But you’ll either love this chair or despise it. But what you’ll either love or hate is the fact that the mid back part of the chair is connected to the bottom cushion, that portion of the back moves with your butt. Sometimes it’s great, sometime it annoys the crap out of me. But i could see how some people would hate it.
I’ve had a few back injuries, one in my low back that constantly causes me pain/discomfort. So far, i am loving this chair. My back has been hurting for the past month and i have noticed an immediate improvement after getting the chair. My old chair would cause pain to build up in 10 minutes of sitting. I have been able to sit in this chair for up to 4 hours without getting up and when i do stand, i am a bit stiff but feel no pain in my low back. The seat back only comes up to my shoulders so i can’t rest my head when leaning back (i thought it might be comfy enough to nap in once in a while. But it was not meant to be, i’m only 5’11” so i’m not tall for the chair). Assembly was pretty easy which was a good thing as the instructions were missing from my box. Personally, i recommend this chair for people with low back injuries or anyone who sits behind a desk all day and wants to prevent back problems caused by sitting.
I have occasional back problems, and when i started working from home two days a week, i quickly learned that my existing chair was not designed for people with these issues to sit in for 8 hours a day. So – i embarked on a lot of research on the web, mostly reading customer reviews, to find the best-reviewed chair by people with occasional (or chronic) back pain. The serta back in motion chair won, so i took a chance and ordered it. Thanks to amazon prime, i had it in two days, and it took my husband no more than 30 minutes to assemble it. I am so happy with this chair. I wish i had purchased one years ago. When i sat in it the first time and felt the lumbar support from the (removable) additional back cushion. I immediately wanted to take a nap in the chair. I have now had it for well over a month and have spent a dozen or so 8-hour days in it with no issues whatsoever.
Serta 44186 back in motion health and wellness mid-back office chair, black very very comfortable, i’m 235lbs and it supports me perfectly, plenty of room and love that you can adjust that tilt until it’s almost like a rocking chair. Arms adjust to a good range up and down and a few inches side to side. Comes with an extra lumbar support pillow that i don’t need but if you are smaller it will help keep you forward in the chair.
My office provides only basic task chairs with no support so i splurged with christmas gift money. Assembly was easy, though i’d recommend having a 10 mm socket wrench on hand rather than using the dinky allen wrench. The lumbar part stays with the seat, not the back, so as i move around it keeps the support against my back. I found the extra cushion to be too much, but i’m holding onto it in case i later change my mind. Armrests are at the right height. The seat sloping downward is the best part for me, i can keep my feet flat on the floor and not feel pressure on the backs of my thighs. I got the dark grey fabric because i hate the slippery feel of leather; i want to stay in place when i sit down. It reclines just a little bit when i need to lean back and think or be comfortable on a conference call.
This chair is pretty great, enjoy the extra back support. Quite plush in the butt space. The chair is a little bit significant, rolls a minor rough on carpet. Everything about the chair is terrific i only have just one grievance. The arms are shaky and loose. They have buttons on the outside the house for changing the height for the arms but by incorporating this feature, it will come at the value of having loose. The arms are secure and sturdy and can keep all my bodyweight (two hundred lbs) but they are not stable in composition, they wobble and rattle if you shake them. If you have a pet that likes to force in opposition to you for awareness, the pet could force his/her physique up from the exterior of the arm which pushes the button in and triggers the arm to drop in adjustment. Except the arm is already modified to its least expensive level.
The padding is not so plush for skinny butts. I come to feel the plywood base underneath the foam padding. I experienced to drill out four of the supposed ‘pre drilled’ holes for the controls. The two of the plastic cable retainers for controls have been broken. It does not impact the use. The excess lumbar help pillow is challenging to insert just after the actuality. I just tuck it guiding me when i want to use it relatively than slipping it on with it slip manual. It can be a realistic rate i suppose. I set it up alone but two persons would be a lot improved.
It went with each other simply enough with no aid, instructions ended up adequate and i utilized the box to hold the chair upside down when i assembled it. Nevertheless, this chair is just hardly shorter plenty of for me at 5’3′. My feet contact the floor when sitting down forward but not when leaning back. On top of that, its way too tall for my do the job area, but i can solution this by elevating the desk surface with bed risers or one thing. I might need to have to find scaled-down casters if the height proves a difficulty. I like the further lumbar cushion, since i get the job done in a considerably ahead-leaning placement assembling issues, so it offers great assist in my unique sitting down posture. The seat cushion feels a little bit difficult at first i function in this chair for quite a few hours a working day, so we will see how it feels soon after a prolonged operate session. I will update this critique a few months down the line.
A quite great relaxed chair to get the job done on the computer system with. It was not quite tough to assemble it arrived on time and i’m nonetheless attempting to really figure out the adjustment for the back of the chair. The excess lumbar cushion will by no means be utilised by me the 1 that’s mounted in the chair is not as at ease as i would like for it to be. I have not figured out a way to modify the chair in which that cushion is in the sink in my back due to the fact i do have a at the rear of. It in no way will get genuinely into the sink of my back proper it wants to be.
I didn’t believe i was going to like this chair when i initially sit in it as the bottom is a bit firmer than i like, nevertheless, the back help is terrific. Properly worthy of it for this characteristic alone. It is like a minimal chair in major chair and as you move the center back moves with you. I did not use the excess pillow that goes on to that ‘back’ as what will come on it is lots ample for me. If you use the incorporate on pillow that comes with it, you will sense like you are going to appear off the chair and into the flooring.
This chair is pretty comfortable. I’ve had it for a pair of months and am pleased so far with it. The more lumbar aid works terrific, but requires a small obtaining applied to. I wish the back of the chair went up a little bit farther. I am 5’10’ and the back arrives up to my shoulders. The chair is built properly and seems strong. All in all, i am pleased with it and believe that it to be a wonderful purchase.