Anyone get neck and shoulder pain while marketing

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I am a full time IMer and obviously spend a lot of time on the computer which has caused me neck and shoulder pain. I had to go to the doctor and he perscribed me a muscle relaxer. Its kind of funny that I am in reasonably good shape. I ride the treadmill at a very fast pace everyday for an hour with no pain at all. Anyway I was just wondering.
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  • Profile picture of the author Christie Love
    Used to have continuous pain in my neck, back, and hand. Now, I visit my chiropractor every other week. She does wonders. I am pain free for the first time in about 13 years... without medication.

    Oh, yea running without properly stretching after then sitting at the desk all day will ensure that you will get neck and shoulder pain. Be sure to stretch properly and take multiple breaks. I have reminders remind me throughout the day to break.

    Hope this helps. Ouch.
    • Profile picture of the author Michael Gentry
      Actually, I do properly stetch before working out and it makes me feel wonderful and no pain and it helps in every aspect of my life except when I am on the computer for more then approx. 2 hours. Its kind of strange. Thanks for reply
  • Profile picture of the author Easy Cash
    Yes - this is a common thing

    The muscle holding your shoulder back is under strain due to your mouse hand/arm working so hard.

    The muscle ends up pulling your shoulder forward.

    What I did to get rid of it.

    1. Change your pillow that you use. Make it higher or adjust the height.

    2. Bend your back over a bar or backwards over a chair (or something stable) on each section of your spine. Right over with your arms. This loosens up your spine.

    Do it continuously for a few weeks.

    Works for me.
    • Profile picture of the author Heather Bestel
      Some really great advice on this thread.

      Having a supportive chair can make so much difference when you are sitting in front of the computer for long periods. Having regular breaks is crucial too.

      We sometimes forget that the neck and shoulder area is a common place for us to hold on to stress. So, taking time out everyday is very important, even if it's just to relax for ten minutes.

  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    Well I been here for 23 years ... Last 15 years I have been online 7 days a week 15 - 18 hours a day. I used to get pains but I guess I have been here for so long my body is used to it

  • Profile picture of the author tamtu
    I used to not any more, what I did was changed my chair, placed the key board and mouse at a more convenient place.[Key board on my lap and mouse on the chair].
  • Profile picture of the author tremayne
    I think it's called tension. That's when mine hits...or maybe it's just old age in my case!
    • Profile picture of the author Blade Runner 77
      me too, I get a pinched nerve on my right shoulder. Its much worse depending on my feet position. With both feet flat on the floor it barely happens, feet under the chair will do it everytime. Posture, posture, posture
    • Profile picture of the author JeremyL
      "Posture, Posture Posture!" is what my Physiotherapist keeps telling me.
    • Profile picture of the author MikeCollins
      Yea, I've found myself suffering from some back pain lately from too many hours of work (I'm sure wrestling with my kids and giving piggyback rides doesn't help either).

      I need to revamp my workspace a bit and pickup a more comfortable chair to sit in while working from home...and maybe check out a chiropracter too.
  • Profile picture of the author Gunter Eibl
    If I wouldn't go to the gym three times a week I would look like Quasimodoa already. Outsourcing helps to ease the pain too

  • Profile picture of the author maxlife
    If you seem to be suffering from back pain, you can try active-on. A buddy of mine was experiencing pain that caused her to have headaches. She used active-on and it worked for her. Maybe you could try it until you find a solution to prevent the pain.
  • Profile picture of the author Norma Holt
    Yes, this used to happen to me until I moved my easy chair into the study, park my feet on a poof, and use the keyboard on my lap. The monitor is slightly below eye level on the low bench I created at leg length away Makes all the difference in the world. Also take regular breaks and long walks. Now I can sit all day and night without any problems. Its all about comfort.
  • Profile picture of the author Anthony J Namata

    About your eating pattern (or not-eating), is what's affecting your stomach. Eat regularly. An apple, a banana, all constitute a mini meal. Do that every 3 hours. Don't eat junk. Please :-) And take your vitamins. I wrote an article recently The Brutal Truth About What Went Wrong With the Food Chain

    Hope that helps,


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