Whatever chair you end up with, see if Kathy
can make you a custom
office chair slipcover!! LOL!! (Blatant self-promotion courtesy of me,
who`s helping her out as we start a business.)
Actually, I saw people using those kneeling chairs, and also the
"bouncing ball" types of chairs, over at Andersen for a couple of
years. The kneeling one probably does help your spine, but Jeez
Louise!! what an annoying chair. The bouncing ball also helps with
balance and back issues, but looks ridiculous.
I spend a lot of time in an office chair, and find that if it rocks
back and forth, has wide, comfortable arms, and so on, I like it best.
It should offer some lumbar support. When you use a mouse, you almost
always rest your elbow on the chair arm, so it should be padded, and
provide a nearly straight-line horizontal beteen your elbow and the
mouse---so your wrist is straight.
It should adjust up and down, but all those other "ergonomic"
adjustments are debatable. It should be heavy duty, and have 5 wheels,
not four on the bottm. There likely should be a back that goes up to at
least the middle of your shoulderblades. A headrest is nice. So an
Executive height back is good. Or a tall "split back" type of chair.
Not a "task chair."
We`re finding that you can get a very good chair for about $125-150.
They`re often on sale, though, for closer to $90. The $35 chairs tend
to break in about a year (with heavy use).