The Best Chair After Back Surgery

After surgery, it’s important to look for the best chair after back surgery. It’s not good for your body to sit on a normal chair or a low-quality office chair.

As those chairs won’t provide your back with the support that the back needs. Dont worry, as today we are going to do some best chair after back surgery review that you can buy to reduce the back pain that will cause after back surgery.

These chairs provide better support to the back. To know all about these chairs read this blog further as we are going to tell you their features, pros, and cons.

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1.Steelcase Leap Office Chair

Steelcase Leap Office Chair, Black Frame and Buzz2 Black Fabric
  • Buzz2 fabric is 100% polyester
  • Wheels for carpet flooring
  • Ergonomic chair – features include adjustable seat depth,...
  • All day comfort and back support - Leap's contoured backrest...
Upholstery Material Fabric
Recline areaLiveBack(TM) technology
Weight 65 Lbs
Weight Capacity400 Lbs

Steelcase Leap Office Chair is the best chair after back surgery. Its ergonomic back design and lumbar support are 2 main reasons for this.

The ergonomic back provides support to the back whereas the lumbar pillow increases this support. Moreover, the lumbar pillow can adjust up to 5 inches so you can adjust it to provide better support to your backrest.

Not just that Steelcase Leap’s back gets tilted and reclines backward at many angles. Through adjusting the tilt angle, pressure falling from the back can be reduced.

The leap backrest LiveBack(TM) technology keeps the backrest aligned to the user’s back which is why the back gets support even when the user changes his posture.

Leap also features a waterfall edge seat that is padded with a soft cushion. These seats are depth and height adjustable too. The pressure is distributed all over the seats and thus prevents butts pain.

The armrests are fully adjustable and wider in size, users can adjust them to any position. They also have a curved shape which is why arms and elbows dont feel hard.

Leap is breathable and soft, as Buzz2 fabric is used in it which makes air circulation easy and the chair dont get warm too.


  • The chair is strong and durable.
  • Buzz2 fabric feels premium. 
  • The back can be a tilt at 5 angles.
  • Comes in multiple colors.


  • Pricey.

2.XUER Ergonomic Office Chair

XUER Ergonomic Office Chair, Mesh Computer Desk Chair with Adjustable Sponge Lumbar Support, Thick Cushion, PU Armrest and Headrest, High Back Swivel Home Office Task Chair for Work (Black)
  • ★【Ergonomic Office Chair】XUER office chair features an...
  • ★【Breathable Mesh Chair】Our computer chairs are made...
  • ★【Adjustable Function】Compared to other desk chairs,...
  • ★【High Quality】XUER home office desk chair has passed...
Upholstery Material Mesh
Recline area109-129 degrees
Weight 47 Lbs
Weight Capacity330 Lbs

XUER Office Chair has a 4.5-star rating even after it comes at a budget price. It is one of the best chairs after back surgery for budget people.

Mesh quality mesh on the back and seats makes it beatable and sweat-free. The easy air circulation helps this chair in remaining cool on hot days. And Yes, the seat cushion is also breathable so your butts won’t feel sweaty.

The Padded seats have a w-shape design that also prevents pressure from the butts and saves them from pain.

Thanks to its Spine supportive design and lumbar support back dont feel pressure and pain.

The height and depth of lumbar support are adjusted and can be adjusted by rotating the knob that is given more over it.

Moreover, the headrest is adjustable and it helps in maintaining our back posture. The headrest is wider in size and supports both neck and head.

The wide base is made up of strong steel and provides stability to this office chair and 330lbs. The chair remains stable in its place due to it. On the base, 5 casters are given to make the movement of this chair easily.

Now moving this 45.7 pounds chair is not going too hard as the caster’s movement is smooth, also the casters are strong and durable. And also, these casters dont slip over the chair and rolls silently.


  • Budget-friendly.
  • Assembly is easy.
  • Comfortable and can be used for long hours sitting. 
  • Has adjustable headrest and lumbar pillow.


  • Just have 2D armrests.

3.NOUHAUS Ergo3D Ergonomic Office Chair 

NOUHAUS Ergo3D Ergonomic Office Chair - Rolling Desk Chair with 4D Adjustable Armrest, 3D Lumbar Support and Blade Wheels - Mesh Computer Chair, Office Chairs, Executive Swivel Chair (Grey)
  • CONFORMS TO YOUR LIFE: With it’s 4D Adjustable Armrest and...
  • EASE INTO WORK, OR PLAY: Mesh Headrest adjusts up and down...
  • SOFT HD OFFICE CHAIR: Our breathable ElastoMesh provides...
  • HEAVY DUTY: Our 5-Point Base with dual castors gives greater...
Upholstery Material Mesh
Recline area135 degrees
Weight 46 Lbs
Weight Capacity275 Lbs

NOUHAUS Ergo3D is another the best chair after back surgery. NOUHAUS Ergo3D is both ergonomic and cool-looking chairs.

Its look is much better than other office chairs and the chair also has many color options. Unlike XUER Ergonomic Office Chair, this NOUHAUS Ergo3D comes in 4 colors- red, grey, black, and blue.

So make sure to choose this office chair in your favorite color. The back support of NOUHAUS Ergo3D is much more than a normal office chair, all because of its dynamic lumbar support which has a very curve shape that hugs the lower back properly.

The backrest also tilts back up to 135 degrees and the tilting can be controlled by the tilting knob.

NOUHAUS Ergo3D armrests are 4D that move in 4 different directions and they provide support to arms and shoulders too.

However, the armrests are not very soft as they are unpadded which is surely a con. NOUHAUS Ergo3D chair seats have waterfall edge seats and are padded too which is why they are very soft.

Also, the can swivel 360 degrees and the height can be adjusted up to 3.8 inches. Pressure in the hips and toes can be reduced by adjusting the seat height properly.

NOUHAUS Ergo3D chair has a 5-Point Base with dual castors that are much stronger the durable. Both base and casters can bear heavy weight easily.


  • Soft and comfortable seats.
  • Adjustable and supportive armrests.
  • Has dynamic lumbar support.
  • Comes in multiple colors.


  • Unpadded armrests.

4.BOLISS Ergonomic Office Computer Desk Chair

BOLISS Office Chair Ergonomic Desk Chair Mesh Computer Chair Height Adjusting Arm Waist Support Function-Grey
  • Comfortable office chair with thick streamline fabric back...
  • 4 inches thick fabric seat and height adjustable soft fabric...
  • 15 degrees tilt and lock function. The height of chair can...
  • Big load wearing office chair with silent PU wheels, This...
Upholstery Material Mesh and Fabric
Recline area15 degrees
Weight 30 Lbs
Weight Capacity300 Lbs

For heavy-weight people, BOLISS Ergonomic chair is a great chair. BOLISS has received positive ratings and reviews. BOLISS also features a simple but cool look.

Even though at first look the chair may seem to be a leather chair but in fact, BOLISS is a fabric chair. The ergonomic design of the back provides relief from the back pain that will happen after back surgery.

You may think the chair has lumbar support, but in fact, it dont have that. Still, it will promote better sitting posture. Both armrests and seats are well padded and feel soft.

The 4 inches thick seat cushion makes sitting for long hours easy. The high-quality seat cushion also won’t deflate over time and a heavy-weight user can sit on it without worrying about its cushion. Heavy weight people’s butts won’t feel hard too.

The backrest can tilt and lock at 15 degrees angle. BOLISS build quality is good that is why the chair easily bears 400 lbs of heavy weight.

Thanks to the large back, seats, and heavyweight capacity BOLISS is the best chair for large-size people. BOLISS Ergonomic chair features BIFMA certification that shows the quality and durability of the chair. And its long-lasting quality too.


  • Can swivel 360 degrees.
  • The fabric is soft and durable.
  • The large back and seats make the chair comfier.
  • Not hard to afford.
  • The seat cushion dont feel hard to butt.


  • The chair is not easy to clean and the white color also gets dirty easily.
  • No lumbar support.

5.Steelcase Series 1 Work Office Chair 

Steelcase Series 1 Work Office Chair - Licorice
  • Back mesh and Connect seat fabric are 100% polyester
  • Wheels for carpet flooring
  • Ergonomic chair – this stool height model includes...
  • All day comfort and back support – back technology...
Upholstery Material Mesh
Recline areaLiveBack(TM) flexor
Weight 29 Lbs
Weight Capacity400 Lbs

Steelcase Series 1 is another the best chair after back surgery. Also, the chair is much more affordable than the Steelcase leap.

Steelcase Series 1 Work has a cool look and design and comes in more than 10 color options. On the mesh and fabric, these colors look even more appealing.

Steelcase Series 1 features a LiveBack(TM) flexor system which is the main reason that the chair is best for users who have back surgery.

Due to this LiveBack(TM) flexor system, the back conforms to the user’s body, and then the back moves with every movement you make. Due to this the back spine gets support as you will change your postures.

The pressure that falls on the backrest while sitting will get reduced because of this LiveBack(TM) flexor system. Lumbar support is also attached to the back but it is not much supportive and is fixed too.

Padded seats have curved corners that reduce pressure from all over the butts and hips area and promote blood flow in these areas too.

These 4D curves armrests can move up-down, right-left, pivot, and forward and backward. So you got plenty of positions in which armrests can be fixed.

These Fully Adjustable Armrests make working on the deck easier. So now let’s move to its weight and weight capacity. Steelcase Series 1 Work just weights 49 lbs and can bear 400 Lbs of weight.


  • Comes in more than 10 charming colors.
  • Padded seats make sitting long hours comfortably.
  • Has a weight capacity of 400 Lbs.
  • Build quality is good.


  • Low padding over the backrest.

6.Hbada Ergonomic Home Office Chair 

Hbada Ergonomic Office Chair High Back Desk Chair Recliner Chair with Lumbar Support Height Adjustable Seat, Headrest- Breathable Mesh Back Soft Foam Seat Cushion with Footrest, Black
  • ERGONOMIC RECLINER - Synchro tilt reclines the backrest...
  • ADJUSTABLE OFFICE CHAIR - Waterfall seat cushion slopes...
  • BREATHABLE MESH - Contemporary ergonomic black mesh office...
  • STABLE & DURABLE FRAME - Steel frame construction ensures...
Upholstery Material Mesh
Recline areaTilt
Weight 37 Lbs
Weight Capacity350 Lbs

This Hbada Office Chair is the first office chair on our list that comes with a footrest. The backrest gets reclined 155 degrees and gets locked at 3 different angles.

By reclining its back you can find the best angle for sitting, working, and resting where the least pressure falls on the back area.

An adjustable headrest is attached to its back that helps in maintaining the back position and the headrest gets tilted by 30 degrees too.

The large back area gets support from the Y shape back support of this Hbada Ergonomic Home Office Chair where lumbar support is height adjustable and its height gets adjustable easily.

The lower back area gets support from it and it also helps in reducing pain from the lower back. Its back has mesh upholstery that is strong, durable, and flexible too which feels soft to the back.

However back softness can be increased by adding more padding over its back. With its 8 cm seat cushion with high-density padding, butts are going to have a soft feel.

The padding is both soft and breathable. It has both a Strong steel cylinder and base that are durable and has been tested many times to ensure users get a high durable office chair.

Both base and cylinder have been polished too that saving them from getting rust.


  • High padded seats promote butts pain-free sitting. 
  • Has adjustable headrest and lumbar pillow.
  • Mesh is durable and breathable.


  • Some parts are made up of plastic.
  • Fixed armrests.

7.Nouhaus Rewind Ergonomic Office Chair

Nouhaus Rewind Ergonomic Office Chair with Footrest and Lumbar Support. Swivel Computer Chair, Rolling Home Office Desk Chairs with Wheels, Mesh High Back Task Chair, Comfortable Office Chair (Black)
  • Some moments are for hustle and heavy focus, while others...
  • Now, Put Your Feet Up! This 360 Deg swivel chair features a...
  • Adjustable and Responsive: The adjustable headrest moves up...
  • Smooth, Silent, Secure: With smooth “rollerblade” Pro...
Upholstery Material Mesh
Recline area2:1
Weight 50 Lbs
Weight Capacity350 Lbs

All because of its dynamic lumbar support, we have put Nouhaus Rewind Ergonomic Office Chair in our best chair after back surgery list.

Like NOUHAUS Ergo3D this office chair also features a dynamic back design and a tilting backrest. While sitting back on the chair, this dynamic support keeps our lower back will support.

Also, Nouhaus Rewind Ergonomic Office Chair features a 2:1 Synchronized Weight Sensing Multifunctional Line Mechanism and a Recline Lock that allows a user to lock its back at angle tilt angle he wants.

To control this tilt, a rotating knob is given by which you can adjust it.

Waterfall edge seats, adjustable armrests, and footrests provide support to those areas of our body that need the most support while sitting like arms, shoulders, toes, and hips area.

Sitting and doing work becomes easy and ergonomic due to these features. The footrest is 17 inches wider which is able to support large legs too and helps in reducing tiredness from legs.

However, the padding over the footrest is very less like it has over the armrests. From the floor, seats can adjust between 18.3 – 21.3 inches in height.

And again like NOUHAUS Ergo3D chair, this Nouhaus Rewind comes with a strong steel base smooth casters that roll smoothly on most floor types.


  • Thanks to its softback and seats this chair is very comfortable.
  • Comes in 4 cool colors.
  • Has very supportive backrest.
  • Curve and supportive headrest.


  • Black, orange, and mint color chairs are very pricey.
  • Less padded armrests and footrests.

8.HON Ignition 2.0 Chair

HON Office Chair Ignition 2.0 - Ergonomic Computer Desk Chair with Mesh Back, Syncro Tilt Recline, Adjustable Lumbar Support & Armrests, Comfortable Seat Cushion, 360 Swivel Rolling Wheels - Fog
  • BREATHABLE MESH EXECUTIVE CHAIR: This stylish work chair's...
  • CUSTOMIZABLE: This Ignition Series task chair's customizable...
  • ADJUSTABLE ARMS: Give your neck and back a break; these...
  • OVERALL DIMENSIONS: 44.5" H x 27" W x 28.5" D || Seat...
Upholstery Material Mesh
Recline areaFixed
Weight 49 Lbs
Weight Capacity300 Lbs

HON Ignition 2.0 is another chair that is a worthy chair for users who have got back surgery. The high and ergonomic backrest with adjustable lumbar support provides the back with the support that is needed after back surgery.

The ergonomic back and lumbar support also help in sitting straight and this promotes good body posture too.

Mesh back and seats make the chair breathable and a great chair for sitting on hot days. Breathability helps it in remaining cool in sitting on hot days.

The 4-way stretch mesh that the back and seats have absorbs all the pressure that falls over them. Back and butts will remain sweat-free due to this high breathability.

Seats have 2 layers that distribute the pressure all over the seats so you can sit without pain in your butts. It also promotes easy blood flow in the butts area.

This office chair features a synchro-tilt mechanism due to that both back and seat tilt conjointly and provide a better sitting experience. Armrests may not be padded but are highly adjustable and get adjusted by height- and width.

This 49 Lbs weight chair can bear 300 Lbs of weight and its dimensions are 28.5 x 27 x 44.5 inches.


  • Mesh is durable, elastic, and breathable.
  • The ergonomic back design provides better back support.
  • HON Limited Lifetime Warranty.
  • The seat cushion is soft and comfortable.


  • A bit pricey for features.
  • Many parts are made up of plastic.

9.AmazonCommercial Ergonomic Executive Chair

AmazonCommercial Ergonomic Executive Office Desk Chair with Flip-up Armrests and Adjustable Height, Tilt and Lumbar Support, Cream Bonded Leather
  • Note : To ensure proper assembly, please follow all steps...
  • Ergonomic High-back executive chair for home or office work...
  • Upholstered in bonded leather for style and durability;...
  • 3D incite lumbar to keep yourself supported, adjust your...
Upholstery Material PU
Recline areaTilt
Weight 42 Lbs
Weight Capacity275 Lbs

Back support is much needed for a user with back surgery. Without that support, it will become difficult for that user to sit comfortably.

This AmazonCommercial Ergonomic Executive chair gives the support needed to back even after its low adjustability features. It’s easy to know how supportive and comfortable its back is by just looking to its back.

The back, seats, and headrest have high padding that makes this chair comfortable in long hours of sitting.

The padded and soft both feel soft to the user’s back and butts and you can lay back on this chair for rest and comfort.

Also, the armrests are well padded ensuring to give armrests a better place for placing them over. These armrests are flip-up armrests that can be flipped up to 90 degrees.

Due to this flipping feature, AmazonCommercial Ergonomic Executive chair becomes easy to store. Bonded Leather feels both soft and durable and the same applies to the cushion that is inside its back and seat.

However, as I earlier said, the AmazonCommercial Ergonomic chair features less adjustability like its headrest, lumbar support and armrests are not much adjustable or even are fixed.

But still, the quality, comfort, and durability are things that made it worth buying. Overall the chair has got a 4.4-star rating with over 1k Reviews.


  • Very comfy.
  • Assembly is easy and takes less time.
  • Provides better support to the backrest.
  • Easy to clean.


  • Less adjustability.
  • Just comes in a cream color.

10.HAG Capisco Office Chair

HAG Capisco Adjustable Standing Desk Chair - Black Frame - Eco Polyester Black Seat
  • PERFECT FOR: Shifting between sitting and standing at an...
  • ALL DAY COMFORT: Award winning design, Capisco's soft and...
  • FULLY ADJUSTABLE: Seat height, seat depth, back height and...
  • COMES WITH: 10.4" lift height and 5 star base with breaking...
Upholstery Material Polyester
Recline areaFixed
Weight 30 Lbs
Weight Capacity250 Lbs

HAG Capisco is an office chair that is made up for back pain users. HAG Capisco also promotes good sitting posture and can reduce back pain issues.

HAG Capisco has a very different look from the rest of the office chairs on our list and it also gives a lot of color options from which you can choose your favorite color. 

HAG Capisco is also being used by joe Rogan who is a popular podcaster. HAG Capisco has an ergonomic back design that provides back and armrests with great support.

Moreover, the seats also have an ergonomic design that is helpful in reducing pain from butts and hips. The ergonomic seat posture also ensures pressure dont fall on the hips and corners of the butts.

On this T shape back Sitting Forward, Sideways, and Backwards can be done. Unlike other office chairs that only comes in mesh, this HAG Capisco is quite different as it gives users to choose from 3 different upholstery like-

  • Leather.
  • Polyester.
  • Vinyl.

So now let’s talk about its build quality. HAG Capisco quality feels premium and the caters, upholstery, base, and frame feel strong and durable.

The base of HAG Capisco has a very different and unique look that is wider in size. This wider base ensures the durability and suitability of this large HAG Capisco chair.

HAG Capisco height is adjustable between 22.5″ – 33″ and due to this the HAG Capisco becomes an ideal chair for standing desk people too.


  • Comes in different colors and upholstery.
  • The t shape backs relieve back pain.
  • Has high build quality.
  • Easy to assemble.


  • Very pricey.

Buying Guide of the Best Chair after Back Surgery

So above we have reviewed some chairs that a person after back surgery can buy. However, to choose the best chair from this list you need to look for some features in a chair that you are going to buy.

A chair that has these features is the Best Chair after Back Surgery that you can buy. So what are these features? let’s find out.

Back design and lumbar support

For a user with back surgery, back support is the most important thing that you need to have. And this ergonomic back design is very helpful as it supports the back spine property as its design is spine supportive.

These types of back design chairs keep the users back in a straight posture and promote blood flow in the back.

So make sure any office chair you are looking for has an ergonomic design rather than a normal design. The second thing is lumbar support.

Without lumbar support back won’t better support that it will be needed. So look for an office chair that has adjustable lumbar support which can be adjusted by position to provide better support to the back area. Steelcase Leap best ergonomic design and lumbar support.


Yes, the next thing is armrests. Armrests may be made to provide support to elbows but they also support shoulders and upper and middle back area which is much needed after back surgery.

It’s best to buy a chair that has at least 2D armrests and is padded well. Unpadded armrests are not soft and feel hard to elbows and arms.

And a high adjustable provides free down to the user to adjust the position of the armrests according to their desk and body size.

Seat Height

To sit comfortably on a chair it’s important to adjust the seat height according to your body size. The chair seat height should not be short or large for your body height.

If the seat height is more than your legs height then the legs will touch the ground too much and the legs will remain bent which will create pressure on hips and ties.

On the other hand, if the length is small then the legs size of the legs will remain in the air and more pressure will fall on the hips. And it will stop blood flow in the hips area.

Build quality

The office chair that you are buying should be of high build quality. A low Build quality chair comes cheap but dont last long.

The material used in those chairs is of low Build quality which is why they get torn or break easily. Spend some more money but buy a high Build quality office chair that has a high-quality frame, base, cushion, and upholstery.

So that the chair can last for many years even after heavy use. Autofull, leap, and embody are 3 high Build quality office chairs.


You won’t want to buy an uncomfy office chair, Right? Comfort is an important thing that users look at no matter he has back surgery or not.

In order to sit comfortably and do work on the chair, the chair should be comfortable. A chair that has padded seats and back whose cushions are soft are generally comfortable.

Those chairs feel soft to the back and butts. On that type of chair, you can sit comfortably for long hours. However, make sure that the cushion is non-deflating so the comfort of the chair is not reduced over time.

The headrest, lumbar pillow, armrests, and footrest also increase the comfort level of an office chair.


In our list of the best chair after back surgery, we have picked chairs of different prices. Some are cheap, middle price and some are expensive.

When buying an office chair make sure to spend some money on an office chair and then buy a bit expensive office chair as cheap dont are comfortable and ergonomic.

Try to spend at least 200$ on an office chair so you get a better sitting experience rather than just buying a 100$ chair that is not comfortable.

Cheap chairs may be easy to afford but they won’t give the support and comfort that you would expect from them. And cheap chairs also broke easily.

Middle and expensive chairs last for many years and that is why users dont have to replace their chairs.

How to sit comfortably in an office chair after having back surgery?

After back surgery, our back needs more support than it had needed before surgery. In order to sit comfortably on an office chair, you can recline your back a bit backward as it will reduce the pressure from your back spine.

And then adjust the headrest and lumbar pillow to the neck and back area. Both of them not will just reduce the back pain but also will promote blood flow in the neck and back.

An external back cushion can be used to provide extra support to the lower back. But ensure that the back cushion is soft and fluffy so that it dont feel hard to back.

By adjusting the seat height properly the user can sit comfortably on an office chair too. So dont forget to adjust the seat height of your chair to the correct height.


Sitting after back surgery may not be easy but the pain that will happen on the back can be reduced for sure by buying and using the best chair after back surgery.

That is why in this blog we review some best office chairs for after back surgery. These chairs have better back support which a user needs.

Make sure to choose a chair that has features that you need as different chairs have different features. Also, read the buyer’s guide to choosing the best chair after back surgery. If you find this blog useful then share it with your friends.

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