The Best Recliners For Bad Backs And Pain Relief
Spending a lot of the day on your feet puts not only a lot of stress on your legs but just as much stress on your spine. If you want to rest your legs you can sit down, right? However, does sitting down rest your spine?
No, unfortunately your spine is still under a lot of stress when sitting because it is still supporting your upper body weight. The only real time the spine gets some much needed rest is when you are lying in bed.
No wonder so many people are complaining about lower back pain, because the spine is like the work horse of the body. However, there are specially designed chairs that can relieve all the stress being placed on the spine. These specially designed chairs are called recliners.
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Why do I need a recliner and do recliners help relieve back pain
The purpose of a recliner is to allow the user to lie back while sitting down. When a person sits in a regular chair, the upper body is being supported by the spine, meaning the vertebrae are being compressed and the muscles around the spine are tightening to help support it.
Many people think they are resting when they sit down, and they are, they are resting their feet and legs, however, they are not resting their spine and lower back muscles. However, in a recliner the spine finally gets to rest as you are able to lie back and relax.
The Best Recliners For Bad Backs And Pain Relief
My No. 1 Best Lift Recliner To Relieve Lower Back Pain –
The Mega Motion Lift Chair Easy Comfort Recliner gets my No. 1 pick because of its comfort, ability to lift and it also comes at a very affordable price. One of the best features of this recliner is its 3 positions, all controlled by a touch of a button on the remote control.
These 3 positions are the regular position, partial recline and full recline, allowing you to sit, rest or even sleep. The great thing about lift recliners are that they help you to get out of the seat without any strain or effort. The seat will lift to an angle assisting the elderly, those after surgery or those with a painful back and joints to stand up with ease from the recliner chair.(1.)
The steal lift mechanism has a weight capacity of 325 lbs and the lift mechanism itself comes with a lifetime warranty. The recliner chair comes with a 1 year warranty. The remote can be used on the left or right hand side and can be stored in a little pocket to the side of the chair. The recliner is recommended for people 5’4″ to 6′ tall.
I highly recommend the Mega Motion Lift Chair Easy Comfort Recliner for its comfortable reclining feature but also for its lift option for those that find it difficult to stand up after sitting.
- Partial recline, full recline and lift options
- Comfort and support
- 325 lb weight capacity
- Remote control for touch of a button easy recline or lift
- Free delivery to door
- Integrated battery emergency backup
- 1 year warranty in home service, 2 year warranty for parts, lifetime warranty on lift mechanism
- May not be suitable for very tall people (feet hang over foot rest)
Best Value Recliner For Sore Back Relief –
Homelegance have made a super comfortable plush recliner that not only provides support for bad backs but also provides comfort for that ultimate rest. I really like the soft microfiber upholstery as I was never a fan of leather for that cozy feeling.
The charcoal gray plush fabric is soft and cozy, great for a relaxing time watching TV or having a nap. I also like the lever action that allows you to glide into a recline.
The recliner is quite wide so it is suitable for heavier people as it has a weight capacity of 400 lbs , however, it might not be suitable for very tall people. The recliner comes in a choice of a charcoal gray colour or chocolate brown. Words to describe this recliner are, comfortable, roomy, plush and reasonably priced compared to many expensive recliners.
If you are looking for a comfortable, wide, plush recliner to rest your lower back then the Homelegance 9636CC-1 Microfiber Glider Recliner Chair may be the one for you.
- Lever action
- Glide motion to recline
- Reasonably priced
- Weight capacity of 400 lbs
- May not be long enough for very tall people
The Best Recliner For Tall People With Back Pain –
My previous two reviews on recliner chairs catered to short or average height people. For this review I am concentrating on tall people. This recliner chair is the ultimate recliner for those above 6′ tall as when the chair is fully reclined, it is the length of a king size bed.
I really like how this company caters for tall people because when most tall people lie back on an average recliner, their feet are hanging over the foot rest. The Stallion Comfort King Chaise Recliner is not only suitable for tall people, it is also suitable for heavy people because it has a weight capacity of 500 lbs (this is one heavy duty recliner).
I am not surprised by this because Stallion Recliners are made by Lane furniture a reputable company making furniture in the USA. The Stallion recliner is a really solid chair, however, even though you get sturdy, you won’t miss out on comfort. This chair is large and will need to have enough room to accommodate it, therefore, it is only suitable for spacious living room areas. It is also a very heavy chair, as one customer described it as ‘heavy as a refrigerator’.
If you are a tall person or you like a lot of room to relax in your recliner chair, then the Stallion Comfort King Chaise Recliner will be a perfect fit for you.
- Made in the USA
- Strong and sturdy
- Weight capacity of up to 500 lbs
- Wide and tall chair
- Reclining length same as a king size mattress
- One of the biggest recliners on the market
- Too large for small living spaces
- Very heavy to move
Recliner chairs are great chairs for relaxation and getting quality rest for the spine. They can be used for relaxing, reading, watching TV or in full recline they are great for sleeping on. If you suffer from lower back pain, then a recliner would be a great investment for you and your lower back.
Lift recliners are also great chairs for those finding it difficult to get up out of a sitting position. If you are interested in decompressing your spine, you may also be interested in reading about the best lower back stretching devices to relieve back pain.