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Thank you for your patience. I am sorry to hear about this. Firstly, you would need to contact your HR in witing with relevant letters from your doctor stating your health issue and request that your employer makes adjustments to help you do your job. You will be making this request under the Equality Act 2010. Your employer is required to make 'reasonable adjustments'. Reasonable adjustments can be considered to include: changes to policies, working practices or physical layouts, or providing extra equipment or support, which would cover changing your chair.
Then this could be considered as an unfair dismissal. If they dismiss you solely based on the fact that you requested a reasonable adjustment - they may end up with a claim against them. I hope this helps. Feel free please to ask me any clarification questions in case anything is unclear.
Unfortunately, I agree with you that you would have to be with a company for at least 2 years to claim unfair dismissal.