Are You Sitting Comfortably?You’ll have noticed many retailers sell a dizzying range of sofas in an array of styles and fabrics. Many are complex affairs replete with cushions, ornamentation and fashionable frilly bits. They all look pretty good in the adverts to be fair. Indeed, they may feel great when you sample them in the store. Unfortunately, for long-term use, an elaborate sofa can be disastrous for your back. If a sofa is too soft or if it’s piled with pretty cushions that constantly shift and need adjustment then problems may ensue. You’ll struggle to get your back aligned. Fussy sofas encourage slouching or leaning to one side. You shuffle around trying to get comfortable. You start to stuff loose cushions into gaps to compensate for where the support is uneven. All of this is bad news for your back. The more you move around, the more you stress your spine. Gradually your core rigidity will ebb away. All this unnatural movement makes you more prone to back discomfort or injury. In short, some trendy sofas do not do what they’re supposed to do. That is, help you to sit comfortably.