I do have back pain though, loads of it. Three spinal surgeries and chronic pain accompanied by muscle spasms led me to finally make this investment. Like many Altworkers, I wish I had done it sooner. The special pricing they were running at the time cemented the deal for me. Anyway, it doesn't cure back pain; it does not claim to, but it does help, and I absolutely LOVE working in the "zero-gravity" positions. I spend between 8 and 12 hours in my Altwork every day, and I know I would have loved it even if I didn't need it to help with my spinal issues. That being said, there is no way I could spend that much time in it using only the rock-hard padding it comes with. I added a 2" memory foam crib mattress and one of those neck-support pillows, and those make it perfect for me. I do wish that the laptop mount was adjustable, but that could be because my spinal issues include my neck, which makes it uncomfortable for me to keep my head turned so far. I have the vertical monitor stack, but I don't recommend it. The monitors need to be farther away from your face than the workstation allows in order to not be craning your neck to look at the top one.
tl:dr: 5 stars for the unit itself; highly recommend though it needs extra padding; accessories could benefit from further development
I have been suffering from lower back pain for the better part of the past 7 years. I have tried working at a standing desk, but found that it is extremely difficult to work standing for 8 hours a day when you have back pain. I have also tried working laying down using my laptop, but that eventually resulted in pain and strain in my neck and shoulders. A few months ago I was in a state of complete despair, not knowing if/how I was going to be able to keep working because I was in so much pain.
I remembered having read an article about the AltWork (or something like it) a few years ago, so I did some searching and found the AlWork Station. Buying one represents a significant investment, so my wife and I scheduled an in-person demo up in LA to go experience it. I knew almost immediately that it was going to help.
I have had my AltWork Signature Station for over a month now, and I am happy to report that I am mostly pain free at this point. It has been a complete game changer for me. I am able to switch between sitting, reclining and standing throughout my day, which has helped me to stay out of pain. I am also doing physical therapy (which I would highly recommend for anyone with lower back pain), but I don't know what I would do without my AltWork. In truth, I would probably be disabled right now if it weren't for AltWork.
I have been using the Altwork Workstation for about a month and love everything about it. I have the triple monitor mount and have several favorite position settings saved to make it easy to switch between them. It is so much better than being in the standard "sitting at the desk" position for eight hours or more a day that I have done for 25 years. I feel better during the day as I believe it is helping with circulation and just the ability to change positions is relieving some of the aches and pains I was use too. It is better than I expected and I was expecting a lot!!
Really good product. Exactly what I wanted. Only problem is with the neck rest. The bump is not comfortable even after adjustments. Rest assured, It's a no brainer purchase!
I use this solid workstation everyday for the last 2 months and my lower back is better.
I am very happy with it.