How Can a Kneeling Chair Prevent Back Pain? | Stand Steady

How Can a Kneeling Chair Prevent Back Pain?

by Lauren Sauer February 11, 2019

If you're reading this, odds are you are apart of the 80% of adults who will experience back pain at some point in life. We feel you, and we've been there, too. Furthermore, if you're reading this you've probably tried everything: painkillers, massages, topical rubs...you're at the point of considering unconventional sitting methods to put the stop to the aches and pains. The good news is, making the switch to a kneeling chair is incredibly easy and can prevent and alleviate pain caused by sitting and desk-dwelling.

Origins of the Kneeling Chair

The kneeling chair is a fairly new invention, designed by Hans Christian Mengshoel in 1979. The original kneeling chair (or "balans" chair) comes from Norway, but was adopted into offices around the world as an alternative sitting option to alleviate pain. Similar to yoga balls and wobble stools, the kneeling chair helps correct posture and encourage straight spine alignment.

How the Kneeling Chair Works

stand steady proergo ergonomic kneeling chair benefits

Sure, the kneeling chair can look a little bit intimidating, but sitting in one is much more intuitive and comfortable than you may think! Plus, there are so many kneeling chair benefits that are worth the weird looks you may get from coworkers. By sitting with legs at 110°, the pelvis is tilted slightly forward and allows for correct spine alignment. Additionally, this shift redistributes weight and puts less stress on the lower back and spine. Whether you use your kneeling chair all day or just sit for a few hours, it's a nice break from your usual office chair routine that will give your spine some relief.

Kneeling Chair Benefits

Beyond pain relief, there are several kneeling chair benefits. For starters, using a backless kneeling chair requires you to sit up straight. This does a few things, including improving posture and strengthening the core. Who doesn't want to sit up straighter and gain muscle strength? All while working, too!

stand steady proergo ergonomic kneeling chair features

Buying a Kneeling Chair

Now that you've decided you need a kneeling chair in your life, the next question is which one do you get? Mengshoel's original will cost over 600 euros; without even exchanging that into US dollars, I can tell you that's too much to spend.

If you're looking for a reliable ergonomic kneeling chair that is friendly to your budget, the best kneeling chair option is THIS ONE from Stand Steady. 

Kneeling Chair Reviews

Don't take it from us, read reviews from happy customers who love their Stand Steady ProErgo Ergonomic Kneeling Chair:

"Great quality chair that helps to relieve back pain. Takes the stress from your back and relocates it to your shins. Helps you to sit upright in more of an ergonomic position. I am a big guy, 5'11" 240lbs. Works great." -Chris

"WOW! What a difference. Love this chair, just what I was looking for! Very comfortable and my back feels great." -Jennie H.

"This is the second kneeling chair I have purchased. I wish this one had been my first! The first one I purchased had a completely flat seat and very hard cushions. The Edge Ergonomic Kneeling Chair is simply perfect." -Kristen B.

stand steady proergo ergonomic kneeling chair

For more information about Stand Steady's kneeling chair, click here!

 

 




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Stand Steady Product Comparison Chart
We pride ourselves on our wide array of standing desks and standing desk converters.
We're confident that we can offer a solution for your workspace; please refer to the chart below to find your perfect fit!

Full Sized Standing Desks

Product name

Tranzendesk Standing Desk - 55 inch

Tranzendesk Dual Level  - 47 inch

Joy Desk - 47 inch

Joy Desk - Large Glass - 43 inch

Joy Desk - Compact Glass - 31 inch

How it Works Crank Crank Electric Electric Static (No adjustments needed!)
Static (No adjustments needed!)
Static (No adjustments needed!)

 Color

Black desktop

Silver legs OR black legs

(Black desktop regardless of leg color)

Black

Black desktop

Black legs with chrome detailing

Black desktop

Black legs

Maple veneer desktop

Cream legs

Glass top with wood print design

White legs

Glass top with rainbow wood print design

Black legs

Desktop Size

55" x 23.5"
47" x 27"
55" x 27.75" 47.25" x 23.75" 47.25" x 23.75" 43.25" x 23.5" 31.25" x 18.5"

Footprint 

55" x 24"
36.5"x 27"
57" x 23"
35.75" x 23" 46" x 23" 43" x 23" 31" x 15.5"

 Levels

1
2
1 + drop-down keyboard tray 1 2 1 1

 Monitor Capacity

2 monitors + laptop
2 monitors + laptop
2 monitors + laptop
2 monitors + laptop
2 monitors + laptop
2 monitors + laptop
1 monitor or laptop

 Weight Limit

85 lbs max load
85 lbs max load
80 lbs max load
75 lbs max load 60 lbs max load 60 lbs max load 60 lbs max load
 

Standing Desk Converters: Sit/Stand

One Level: X-Elite Series

Product name

X-Elite Pro Standing Desk Converter

X-Elite Pro XL 36" Standing Desk Converter

X-Elite Pro Glide

X-Elite Pro Corner

How it Works Air cylinder lift
Air cylinder lift
Air cylinder lift
Air cylinder lift

 Color

Choose from Black, Cherry, Maple, or White
Black
Black Black

Desktop Size

28" x 20"
36" x 24"
31" x 21" 39.25" x 18"

Footprint 

16.8" x 24.5"
24.25" x 16.5"
24" x 19" 23.5" x 16.25"

 Levels

1
1
1 1

 Monitor Capacity

1 monitor + laptop
2 monitors or 1 monitor + laptop
1 monitor + laptop 2 monitors or 1 monitors + laptop

 Weight Limit

20 lbs max load
20 lbs max load
20 lbs max load
20 lbs max load
 

Two Level: FlexPro Series

 Product Name
How it Works
Air cylinder lift
Air cylinder lift
Pump lift with locking levers
Electric lift
Air cylinder lift
Electric lift
Tension-controlled gas spring lift
Color
Black
Black
Black
Black
Black
Black
Black
Desktop Size
2 sizes! Choose from 32" & 37"

32" x  16"
37" x 16"

3 7.5" x 17.5"
31.5" x 24.5"

 

3 sizes! Choose from 32", 36", & 40"

32" x 25.5"
36" x 25.5"
40" x 25.5"

2 sizes! Choose from 32" & 36"

32" x 25.5"
36" x 25.5"

37" x 15.75" 

32" x 25.5" 

Footprint
30" x 16"
(both models)
30" x 16"
27.5" x 24.5"
32" x 23.5"
36" x 23.5"
40" x 23.5"
32" x 23.5"
36" x 23.5"
30" x 16"
23.5" x 19.5"
Levels
2
2 2 2 2
2
2
Monitor Capacity
32": 1 monitor + laptop
37": 2 monitors
2 monitors or 1 monitor + laptop
1 monitor + laptop
32": 1 monitor + laptop
36": 2 monitors
40": 2 monitors + laptop
32": 1 monitor + laptop
36": 2 monitors
2 monitors or 1 monitor + laptop
2 monitors or 1 monitor + laptop
Weight Limit
35 lbs max load
35 lbs max
30 lbs max load
25 lbs max load
25 lbs max load
44 lbs max load
40 lbs max load

Monitor Mount Converters: Techtonic Series

 Product Name

Techtonic Electric Dual Monitor Mount

Techtonic Electric Triple Monitor Mount

How it Works
Electric lift
Electric lift
Color
Black
Black
Desktop Size
TABLETOP DIMENSIONS: 33" x 14"
KEYBOARD TRAY DIMENSIONS: 34" x 18"
TABLETOP DIMENSIONS: 33" x 14"
KEYBOARD TRAY DIMENSIONS: 34" x 18"
Footprint
31.25" x 20"
31.25" x 20"
Levels
3 3
Max Monitor Size
31.5" widescreen 19" widescreen
Weight Limit
60 lbs
60 lbs

Space Savers: UpTrak Series

Product Name

UpTrak Standing Desk / Adjustable Stand Up Desk

UpTrak Metro Standing Desk & Bonus Keyboard Tray

How it Works Easy-to-use locking levers Spring-assisted lift
Color
Choose from Black or Cherry
Choose from Black, Cherry, or Shimmer
Desktop Size
24" x 20"

Keyboard level: 18.6" x 7.75"

Monitor level: 23.74" x 16"

Footprint

18" x 15"

15.75" x 14.1"
Levels 1 2
Monitor Capacity 1 1
Weight Limit 25 lbs max load
25 lbs max load

 

Standing Desk Converters: Stand Only

Stand Steady Series 

Product
Name
 

Original Stand Steady
Standing Desk (MEDIUM)

Original Folding Desk Converter

Executive Folding Desk Converter

Magic Shelf Multifunctional Desk Converter

Color Black Black Black Blue Black Black White

Desktop Size

24" x 20"
32" x 22" 48" x 24" 19.75" x 11" 23.5" x 20" 31.5" x 23.5"

LARGER TABLE: 24.25" x 11.75"

SMALLER TABLE: 24" x 11.75"

Footprint 18" x 15" 28" x 19" 42 x 21" 20" x 10.5" 18.5" x 13" 26" x 16.5"

LARGER TABLE: 24.25" x 11.75"

SMALLER TABLE: 24" x 11.75"

(Footprint of combined pieces varies based on setup)
Levels 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Monitor Capacity 1 2 1 monitor + laptop Laptop 1 2 Laptop
Weight Limit 75 lbs max load
75 lbs max load
75 lbs max load
16.5 lbs max load
75 lbs max load
75 lbs max load
25 lbs max load