The best office chair for back pain including budget buys

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What chair you work from, whether in the office or at home, can play an important role in your productivity.

Comfort is key, so is appropriate back support, which is why we've handpicked the most supportive office chairs.

Marrying form and function, our roundup of 12 covers everything from lumbar support, back pain, high-end and budget-friendly, from big name brands such as John Lewis, Marks & Spencer and Herman Miller.

Starting from £59.99, they will help improve your posture, keep you comfortable and in the best position to work efficiently without aches and pains getting in the way.

We haven't forgotten style either, office chairs don't have to be an eyesore. Up ahead our are top picks.

The best office chairs 2022

John Lewis Ratio Faux Leather Office Chair | £199 from John Lewis

John Lewis Ratio Faux Leather Office Chair, Tan
This faux feather tan chair has thick cushions on the backrest and seat for added comfort.

This faux leather chair is an upgrade to your classic office chairs seen in the early 2000s. The swivel seat is easily adjustable in height wth a tilt mechanism on the backrest and metal reinforced armrests and base.

SIHOO Office Chair Ergonomic Desk Chair | £252 from Amazon

SIHOO Office Chair Ergonomic Desk Chair
This ergonomic desk chair has adjustable back support and headrest adjustment.

This is a number one bestseller for Amazon with over 9,000 4.5-star reviews. One reads: "Home working would not be possible without this chair. Sometimes I sit on it to watch TV too because it’s the most comfortable seat in the house now. It was extremely easy to assemble, done by myself. I’ve adjusted it to my desk (armrests, lumbar support, hight and back support). You can adjust the back bouncing and it’s just perfect for a long office day at home!"

Holt Office Chair | £149 from Marks & Spencer

Holt Office Chair
This office chair from Marks & Spencer is easy to assemble.

This more compact style is perfect or smaller makeshift home offices. It has padded armrests, a swivel seat and a stylish quilted design.

Amalyn Office Chair | £195 from Made

Amalyn Office Chair
This fuss-free chair from Made is perfect for carpeted floors.

For an interiors minimalist, look to Made. The surdy base and structured design are weighty and durable, weighing 8kg. It has an industrial feel while being able to support your posture at all times.

Ergonomic Desk Chair | £89.99 from Amazon

Ergonomic Desk Chair
The adjustable lumbar control in this desk chair allows extra lower back support.

This is another highly rated chair from Amazon shoppers who praised its easy assembly. One reviewer wrote, "The chair is comfortable and supportive and great that the height can be adjusted."

Velvet Swivel Office Chair | £199 from Marks & Spencer

Velvet Swivel Office Chair
Reviewers of this Marks & Spencer velvet chair described it as "great value for money, comfortable and looks good."

This is a great option if you'd prefer a chair that's not on wheels. However it still has a swivel design, is made from responsibly sourced wood, and the blue velvet adds a luxurious feel to allow this to suit communal areas when not being used for work.

Luella Office Chair | £199 from Dunelm

Luella Office Chair
This office chair is reasonably priced, costing less than £200.

Another stylish option if this rattan, boucle design from Dunelm. It will fit neatly under desks, suits smaller spaces, and is height adjustable with comfortable foam-filled seating.

Yaheetech Adjustable Office Chair | £59.99 from Amazon

Yaheetech Adjustable Office Chair
This adjustable chair provides optimum lumbar support.

The seat height of this chair can be adjusted from 35cm to 45cm easily, it has an ergonomic backrest design, a 360 degree swivel base and a wide seat to keep you comfortable no matter how long your working day is.

Smythe Langley Street Ergonomic Desk Chair | £232.99 from Wayfair

Smythe Langley Street Ergonomic Desk Chair
This Wayfair chair height can be adjusted from 45cm to 53cm.

This white and tan chair is suitable for hardwood, carpet, tile, concrete and linoleum floors. Made from solid wood and leather upholstery, it boasts a swivel base, centre tilt and weight capacity of 120kg.

Pluto Office Chair | £89 from Very

Pluto Office Chair
This affordable office chair is less than £90.

Smart, simple and fuss-free, this is your typical office chair to suit a range of needs, all without breaking the bank. It has an adjustable height and tilt, with a deep seat and comfortable back cushion.

Gaming Chair | £117.99 from Wayfair

Gaming Chair
Get through long hours of work with this plush gaming chair.

If you're an avid gamer outside of work, this chair is for you. Specifically designed to be sat in for long period of time, it has a swivel base, adjustable height and lumbar support.

Herman Miller SAYL Office Chair | £749 from John Lewis

Herman Miller SAYL Office Chair
This Herman Miller office chair comes fully assembled.

Herman Miller is a connoisseur of office chairs and are well worth taking a look at if you're shopping on a budget. The frameless back is not just for aesthetic purposes, it provides support while keep you cool while having comfortable seating and easy to use controls to customise the height to your needs.