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Old 07-22-2007, 02:38 PM
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Pain in the Neck

To my friends at photo art ,

For the past few weeks I have had a terrible stiff neck. Finally went to the Drs and he injected both sides with a steroid and said give a couple days and see how it feels. Well after four days it still is bad but maybe some little relief. I guess the reason for my posting this messsage is to ask what you all do to relieve stress and discomfort in the neck region while sitting in front of the computer. I think we all get that way at times? I'm sure my photo sessions are aggrevating the situation if not the cause of it. So any helpful hints or suggestions appreciated.

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Old 07-22-2007, 03:41 PM
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Re: Pain in the Neck

One thing that might help is to place your monitor so that you don't have to crane your neck to either look up at it or down at it. Ideally, the top edge of the monitor should be at eye level so that only your eyes have to move to see down the screen when sitting up straight.

Hope you are feeling better soon!
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Old 07-22-2007, 03:45 PM
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Re: Pain in the Neck

hi,
well things i do that works for me...
1. a good heigth on the chair (also with goood back support) .... very important your body feel comfortable and relax and doesn't have to adjust to the keyboard or monitor....
2. monitor and eyelevel should be about even.... or if your eyes are little higher than the monitor... tilt the monitor .. where you only need to shift your eyes and not your head/neck /back!! t see...
the end result of this is that you should should not have to bend or slouch your body , your head , which stresses the muscles , in order to see comfortably the screen...

another thing i do is take frequent breaks..walk around a little... exercise those neck muscles...... that helps relaxes the muscles....long periods of your body being stiff or inactive,,,, that strains the muscles too much.. hense cramps, pains etc...

well those are my thoughts...

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To my friends at photo art ,

For the past few weeks I have had a terrible stiff neck. Finally went to the Drs and he injected both sides with a steroid and said give a couple days and see how it feels. Well after four days it still is bad but maybe some little relief. I guess the reason for my posting this messsage is to ask what you all do to relieve stress and discomfort in the neck region while sitting in front of the computer. I think we all get that way at times? I'm sure my photo sessions are aggrevating the situation if not the cause of it. So any helpful hints or suggestions appreciated.

bcarll
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Old 07-22-2007, 09:39 PM
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Re: Pain in the Neck

All of the above is great advice. I also use a soft neck brace because of severe arthritis. This forces me to do the above.

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Old 07-23-2007, 05:03 AM
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Re: Pain in the Neck

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Old 07-23-2007, 09:50 PM
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Re: Pain in the Neck

Thanks for all your suggestions. Janet I have thought about using a brace like you talk about. Is yours Dr prescribed or can you buy it like in a pharmacy?

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Old 07-23-2007, 10:15 PM
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Thanks for all your suggestions. Janet I have thought about using a brace like you talk about. Is yours Dr prescribed or can you buy it like in a pharmacy?

bcarll
I "borrowed" an extra one my mother had after her last neck surgery. It has made a lot of difference. In answer to your question, yes, I can pick one up at a medical supply place for a nominal fee or I can have the Dr. authorize one.

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