When our Accident Compensation was buying a chair for me, I was told to go and try a variety to see what fitted me best. I did this. Some shops told me that "this chair" is recommended for your type of pain but they were often very uncomfortable for me. I tried a few and found one that is ideal for me. My suggestion is that the part you sit on NEEDS to be fitted to you. Not too short from front to back, but not too long, either. When you sit on it, your tush needs to be at the back of the seat; the front of the seat should be long enough that it is not too far short of the crook of your knee. It also needs to be wide enough that you aren't overlapping the sides. The back needs to be adjustable height with a lumbar support so that the support fits into the right place on YOU. The back should be slightly curved so fit in with the contour of your back, side-to-side. The chair itself needs to be adjustable height so that your knees are at right-angles when your feet are on the floor OR on a foot raiser. Make sure that there is a reasonable amount of padding in the seat and back - a lot, particularly the cheap ones, have very little.
After another accident, an OT came to me and amongst other things, checked my chair and that I had it adjusted properly for me, AND that I was sitting in it properly!
Good luck with your quest! Let us know how you get on.
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