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Best Ergonomic Chairs for Sciatica

Best Ergonomic Chairs for Sciatica

There are many physical and wellbeing problems that can develop if you spend long portions of your day seated. For example, if you work in an office job or from home at a desk.

Fortunately, you can avoid ever experiencing some of these problems by choosing a chair that supports your natural posture. One such problem is sciatica, a painful issue that affects the lower body and can pain individuals who sit for long periods of time or wear tight clothing that regularly compresses the lower body.

Find out more about the best ergonomic chairs for you if you want to avoid or treat sciatica at home with our 66ergonomics guide.

What is sciatica?

In each leg, you have a sciatic nerve that runs the whole way from your lower back to your feet. When this nerve becomes compressed or otherwise irritated, you can develop sciatica.

Sciatica sufferers experience pain and numbness in the lower half of their body from their buttocks to their feet. They may also frequently experience pins and needles and their legs and feet can be weak.

To avoid experiencing sciatica, it is recommended that you sit with good posture in a chair that supports your lower back and legs.

Best chairs for sciatica sufferers

At 66ergonomics, we stock a wide variety of ergonomic desk chairs for sciatica that will help ease your pain and prevent sciatica pain from recurring in the future.

There are a number of features that make a chair better suited if you suffer from sciatica. They have features that are mainly focused on the legs and the lower half of the body as this is where your sciatic nerves are located.

A good office chair for sciatica will have a steeply contoured edge, which is called a waterfall. This reduces the pressure on the backs of your thighs and the nerves within them. If the seat is able to tilt forwards, then even better.

The ideal chair will also provide lumbar support to ensure that your lower back is supported and to encourage sitting with a correct and healthy posture.

Finally, if you can personalise the depth of the seat then this means you will be sitting on a seat that is perfect for the length of your thighs. This will also reduce the pressure on the backs of your legs while promoting good circulation in your lower body.

Core High Back Task Chair (ES190i)

If you want an office chair that is going to support your posture while you work and prevent you from experiencing sciatica in the future then the Core High Back Task chair from Status is a great option for you.

This chair has all of the standard features that you would expect from an office chair, such as adjustable height and recline, and with five castors for ease of movement. Then on top of this, the ES190i comes with a waterfall seat which is perfect if you’re looking for an ergonomic chair to help with sciatica pain.

Furthermore, the high back on this chair provides support for your spine and keeps your back supported all the way from the lumbar up to the neck and shoulders, meaning you can sit and work without experiencing back pain.

Overall, the ES190i is a brilliant choice if you want to save a bit of money yet still want a comfortable and supportive seating experience.


The ZentoFit chair from Ergochair is a great step up from entry level office chairs for sciatica. As standard, the chair comes with an inflatable lumbar air cell, a VE memory foam seat, and the ability to adjust the depth of the seat by sliding it into a position that suits you. These are great features if you have sciatica as it means the chair places less pressure on your legs and the lower body.

However, if you desire additional customisation then you can swap the seat out for one that has extra support such as a coccyx cut out or one that is a different size so it is more comfortable for you. This also makes the ZentoFit a good choice of hip pain office chair as it can be altered to account for any hip issues that you may have.

If you’re seeking a chair that won’t break the bank without making a compromise on quality and features, then the ZentoFit is the chair for you.

Zen Medium Task Chair

The Zen Medium Task Chair marks the next level in ergonomic chairs for sciatica back pain. This chair by Status features a depth-adjustable waterfall seat with a steep gradient, leaving the underside of your legs, and therefore your sciatic nerve, free from compression.

Your lower back is completely supported, not just because of the shape of its backrest but also with its inflatable lumbar support. And, if you want your chair to have a bit of character, then the Cobalt fabric colour option will certainly make it stand out from others on the market.

Another feature available with the Zen Medium Task Chair is the optional footring that comes with the Draughtsman version. A footrest allows you to relieve pressure on your legs and your lower body by raising your feet above floor level, and when you combine this with the other features on offer with this Status chair, then you have one of the best chairs on the market for people with sciatica.

Best office chair cushion for sciatica

Sciatica chair support is not limited to your choice of chair. If you are happy with your current ergonomic chair and do not want to spend a lot of money on one purpose built for sciatica, then you may be able to purchase a chair cushion that will provide relief to your lower body.

You may have noticed that the best chairs for sciatica all came with some form of coccyx support, and most allowed you to swap out the seat for one with a cut out in the coccyx area. The reason for this is that the coccyx is where the top of the sciatic nerve is located, so by relieving pressure in this area then you are reducing your risk of developing sciatica in the future.

Take a look at our selection of coccyx cushions below, with one of our best sellers being the Medipaq Cooling Gel Memory Foam cushion that also keeps you cool and comfortable while working.

Range of ergonomic chairs at 66ergonomics

And there you have it, the best chairs for people with sciatica from 66ergonomics. We also stock chairs for a range of other health issues for people who do not have sciatica, as well as chairs for people who prefer to sit in different positions and support their posture such as kneeling chairs and standing chairs.