After wrestling with a bad office chair at home for many, many years, I finally broke down and purchased a new one. Due largely to the impact the current chair is having on my back. Although I am in pretty good shape these days due to all the cycling, the hours spent in front of a computer have taken their toll on my back. I have an ergonomic chair at my place of work and I can use that chair for hours without any back pain. The same cannot be said of the chair in my office at home.
There were lots of chairs that I looked at including the Herman Miller Aeron, the Herman Miller Embody, the Humanscale Liberty, the Humanscale Freedom and the Steelcase Leap.
After quite a bit of research, I decided on the Herman Miller Embody. I spec’d out the chair as pictured below. I ordered the chair online from Gabriel Ross and it should arrive in about 20 business days. Until then, I continue to use a rolled up towel on the existing chair as a form of lumbar support while I do my digital work. I can only withstand 30 or 40 minutes until I have to get up and stretch and try to throw off the lower back pain.