The Best Standing Desks For The Money

A Chiropractor's Review and Recommendations

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As a chiropractic physician my recommendations are made based on a variety of factors including spinal biomechanics, research evidence and practical considerations such as ease of advice implementation and the cost of particular products. I would like to disclose that, although I may get a referral fee from some of the items advertised or reviewed, this will never impact the integrity of my reviews or recommendations. I hope you find my recommendations useful; however, if you have a specific spinal problem or condition, and have not yet done so, it is recommended that you contact your qualified health care provider for recommendations that may apply to your particular case.

Peter C. Spathis, DC

Standing Desks/Adjustable Height Workstations

Multiple studies have shown that prolonged sitting is not good for our health. In additional to musculoskeletal effects that result in neck and back pain, prolonged sitting can negatively affect blood circulation and lead to associated problems. So, what can we do if we need to spend a lot of time in front of a computer or perform other activities involving prolonged sitting in front of a desk? For many people the answer is an adjustable height work surface that allows alternating from sitting to standing. These "standing desks" can not only help minimize back and neck pain but may also help avoid some of the impairment of blood circulation that may be caused by prolonged sitting. The good news is that many of these standing desks are affordable enough for most people to consider. Below are what I believe to be some of the best options for the money in this catagory.

For the price, this is one of the best choices for this type of product - it allows you to easily go back and forth between sitting and standing which is recommended both for spinal health and circulation. As this has the features and advantages of more expensive similar products, if the dimensions work for you, I believe this is one you will want to consider and the one I would personally choose in this catagory

This is a good option for someone that needs a specific height stand-up workstation. It is "adjustable" as far as what the height needs to but then it would stay at this height; you cannot easily switch from sitting to standing so it would not be something that would be used as an adjustable height desk for office workers that want to be able to switch between the two positions.

I don't know that I'd call this an actual "standing desk" but for the price, this may be an option for someone who can get by with a small adjustable height surface that allows them to avoid prolonged sitting, or perhaps, raises their computer screen to a more ideal height.

Even though this book holder is not a standing desk, I've included this product here as it does allow for adjustment of the surface on which books can sit. I remember classmates using similar products back when I was in chiropractic school so they have been around for a while. For those who read for extended periods, esp. if they are currently doing so with a book on a flat surface, this should be a big help - it keeps the neck in a more neutral spinal position, decreases the pressure on spinal discs and reduces associated neck and upper back tension and pain. Although there are cheaper versions available, this is one of the best reviewed and is more likely to last as well as being able to handle thicker/heavier books.