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How to prevent back pain from working on a computer all day?

How to prevent back pain from working on a computer all day?

Posture, stretching: Make sure your posture is good while sitting and that your workstation is set up for someone your height. See osha web site for recommendations: https://www.Osha.Gov/sltc/etools/computerworkstations/index.Html. Also, get up and stretch every hour and do stretches while seated at your desk. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


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What can I do at work to relieve the pain and stress on my feet from standing all day?

What can I do at work to relieve the pain and stress on my feet from standing all day?

Wear good shoes: Wearing good-fitting, comfortable shoes is one of the best things to decrease pain from standing on your feet all day. You can also look into padded insoles to provide more cushion for your feet. If you have never been told that you should not take anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen, you can take this. You can also try soaking your feet once your are home. ...Read more

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How to help back pain from computer (it fell on me)?

Find the cause: To find a cure, you must a cause. The injuring agent was a computer but the mechanism of injury is more than that. It involves your general health, the position in which you were at the time of impact, the direction of impacting object, the speed of impact. You need a physical exam. ...Read more

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On and off upper back/chest pains for 48hrs. I do a LOT of cardio in the gym and abuse laxatives but I'm trying to wean off. What could be wrong?

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On and off upper back/chest pains for 48hrs. I do a LOT of cardio in the gym and abuse laxatives but I'm trying to wean off. What could be wrong?

Musculoskeletal: It is difficult to say without examining but the pain you are describing sounds like musculoskeletal or nerve pain. The chest pain may be due to a strained muscle or referred pain from a pinched nerve as well or due to inflammation of cartilage. However you need to rule out involvement of your heart and lungs as well. You need to get examined by a doctor to get the correct diagnosis ...Read more

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Any tips on how to prevent shoulder pain from sleeping on it wrong?

Recliner chair: Another suggestion is to sleep in a semi-recumbent position which is the position of a typical recliner chair. Either you can use sleep in a recliner chair or one can use a bunch of pillows to recreate that shape in your own bed. Many patients with shoulder pain of all types report that this position is well tolerated. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do for a stiff neck ? Work on the computer all day.

What can I do for a stiff  neck ? Work on the computer all day.

Complex: Perhaps you possess cervical spondylosis and degenerative disc disease, which in itself can promote pain and stiffness. Your constant positioning may be the culprit, but could be improved with an ergonomic office evaluation by an occupational therapist. Treatment might be sought from a nearby osteopathic physician, but you might benefit from home cervical traction or mckenzie neck exercises. ...Read more

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Pain in the buttocks from my job. Remedy to sitting at work all day?

Pain in the buttocks from my job. Remedy to sitting at work all day?

A Pain in the Butt: The simple answer is to get up and move around if possible. Sitting all day on improper seats can irritate the sciatic nerve as well as the coccyx or tail bone. Coccydynia is a painful condition of the tail bone and the bursa that may respond to injection therapy. Sciatica requires relief from compression. Keep a wallet in the front pocket. Vascular claudication is a also likely possibility. ...Read more

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Can I keep going to the gym and working out, after getting a ganglion cyst on the left wrist?

Can I keep going to the gym and working out, after getting a ganglion cyst on the left wrist?

Ok after healed: Once your wrist has healed and you have been cleared by your physician, it is quite possible that you will be able to return to your work out routine with some minor modifications or restrictions. ...Read more

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My breasts cause me intense pain at the end of the day when I take off my bra. Painkillers don't work, is there a solution to this issue?

My breasts cause me intense pain at the end of the day when I take off my bra. Painkillers don't work, is there a solution to this issue?

Life mods,not meds.: if this isn't cyclical with your periods, might be as simple as wearing the wrong size bra. If you can, be sure that your bra fits right- most department stores have a fitter. Avoiding caffeine and processed foods (things with salt, sugar, artificial stuff) may help. Exercise daily (wear a good sports bra!), and then removing your bra as soon as you get home/don't need it may help. see your doctor ...Read more

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I work in the it field and I sit down for a long period of time, would that cause back pains later ?

Yes, it can: You need to make sure that you have good posture and an ergonomic chair and work environment. You should see a posture specialist, good chiropractor, or D.O. Who can help! ...Read more

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I have extremely sore heels from standing on concrete at work all day. What are ways to relieve pain given my current working conditions?

I have extremely sore heels from standing on concrete at work all day. What are ways to relieve pain given my current working conditions?

Combo treatment. : The more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes. #2: firm inserts or orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your doctor). #4: stretching your foot and calf. #5: icing (10 min at a time). You may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections, or eswt if available in your area. See if your boss can provide you with a soft pad to stand on at work. ...Read more

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Lots of pain in my hip after sitting at my desk all day. What can I do to prevent this?

Lots of pain in my hip after sitting at my desk all day. What can I do to prevent this?

See details: First of all, determine the cause of the pain. Many people believe it is a hip problem when in actuality it is a back issue. If the pain is in the groin, it may be hip, on the side or the buttock, it is back. Speak with an orthopedist. ...Read more

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I work in a machine shop and do a lot of heavy lifting. It tends to cause muscle and joint pain. Any advice on how to ease it? Ps: i won't quit my job

Find REAL cause: Heavy lifting alone should not cause lasting muscle pain, and especially should not cause joints pain. Always look for all possible causes of the pain, especially joints (i.e., more than just a single joint) pain. Always consider possible lyme disease (you must not miss it) see your family physician first. ...Read more

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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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