For the last several months I’ve been having severe ergonomic issues with my neck and shoulders, to the point where spending much time at the computer is extremely painful. I’ve read all about setting up my workstation properly, and I’ve finally decided that my problem is with the computer chairs I’ve tried–all of them are far too wide for my body type, with the result that if I want the support of an armrest I’m forced to sit with each arm almost half a foot from my body all day.
The problem is that I can’t find a chair for a person as narrow as I am. You’re supposed to sit with your arms comfortably by your side, and if my arms are in that position, I’m 15 inches from elbow to elbow. This chair looks like it would be absolutely perfect for me and is pretty nicely reviewed here, but it’s not available in the States. :-(
I’ve seen a few with arms that swivel, but when I’ve tried them out, I find I can only have the support of the armrests if I’m sitting forward with no back support.
I can’t be the only one with this issue. Does anyone know of any narrower ergonomic chairs that are available in the States? I’m just not finding them. :-/
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