Back Shop Launches New Mesh Office Chair

Maintain the correct posture when you’re at work! The Back Shop are delighted to launch two new additions to our range of office chairs. Both have mesh backs, leather seats, adjustable headrests and arms, and lumbar region. Also comes with tilting mechanism and air lift as standard. If you would like to test out the […]

Bad posture: The cause of back pain

Bad posture: The cause of back pain Most back pain is caused by bad posture whilst sitting. ‘Even though bad posture may not cause any discomfort, continual poor posture will in the long term cause back pain.’ (ref. Back Care by Health Education Bureau) “Good posture is the most important way of preventing back pain” […]

Is an operation the right treatment for a slipped disc?

Customer: Is an operation the right treatment for a slipped disc? C.C. (Colm Campbell): I would advise extreme caution. The success rate is extremely low. The latest information on low back pain, published in the August 1998 edition of Scientific American, and written by Dr Richard Dayo of the University of Washington says “the actual […]

How can I eliminate bad posture, the main cause of back pain?

Customer: How can I eliminate bad posture, the main cause of back pain? C.C. (Colm Campbell): I’ve designed this piece of equipment for measuring spinal curvature. C.C.: I put the person sitting in the measuring chair and gently push the spine from it’s original position, as indicated by the dotted line, into the correct sitting […]

How does bad posture cause back pain?

Customer: How does bad posture cause back pain? Colm Campbell: Take a wooden ruler and bend it. When it’s released it whips back into position so fast you can hardly see it. The reason is that when something rigid is bent stress is built up along its length, and releasing it releases the stress. The […]

What causes neck pain?

Customer: What causes neck pain? C.C. (Colm Campbell): If you follow me I’ll show you the way you and ninety nine percent of people sit at an office desk. It’s the reason why the vast majority end up with back pain. (C.C. walks over to a desk, sits on an office chair, and simulates somebody […]

Are armrests useful in preventing back pain?

Customer: Are Armrests useful in preventing back pain?   C.C. (Colm Campbell): Armrests are extremely important. For two reasons. Firstly, when you are sitting with your elbows properly supported you are taking a considerable amount of weight off your spine and transferring it down your arms. Secondly, in an office situation, when you are keying […]

Should I use a footrest?

Customer: Can a footrest improve my posture? C.C. (Colm Campbell): The height of the average desk is around 27 inches. This means a person of average height must sit quite high in order to work with arms gently sloping downwards to the desk or keyboard. This means sitting with knees considerably below the hips. The […]