Comments on Profile Post by atomicbob

  1. bixby
    bixby
    Sorry to hear that. I know the feeling, years ago diagnosed with arthritis of the neck and was told by the dim wit doc here take these NSAIDs for the rest of your life. I worked on posture and bought a new chair, no pills were necessary. Still have stiffness but neck pain is low.
    Feb 8, 2021
  2. Wilson
    Wilson
    Damn, Bob, please take care.
    Feb 8, 2021
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  3. Syzygy
    Syzygy
    Oh man, do take care. If you can find a good chiropractor, it changes everything!

    I felt like I was in my 70's back in my late 40's before I found mine.
    Feb 8, 2021
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  4. Lyander
    Lyander
    Ahh piss. Sorry to hear, and hope the pain becomes more manageable.

    Aside: NSAIDs are useful but over-prescription is dogshit.
    Feb 8, 2021
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  5. Hammy
    Hammy
    I had wrist and shoulder issues when I was working as a software engineer. I'm glad to be done with that. The mouse did as much to advance computer use as it did to make computer use harmful to humans.
    Feb 8, 2021
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  6. atomicbob
    atomicbob
    This would be much easier handled if I could have NSAIDs. But they are contraindicated due to cardiac meds. Rest, minimizing computer workstation work for now, myofascial release, new chair and basically toughing it while waiting out the typical 3 weeks healing. Chiropractor is limited in what he can do for soft tissue issues.
    Feb 8, 2021
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  7. bixby
    bixby
    And FYI, NSAIDs are a big no no when it comes to use prior to getting Covid shot or afterwards. You want the body to see any inflammation to setup the target response, so no NSAIDs even for the slight arm pain of needle jab.
    Feb 9, 2021
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  8. Hammy
    Hammy
    My solution to ergonomic problems was to switch to using the angled and tilted keyboards. Like the various Microsoft Natural keyboard designs and now the Kinesis Freestyle 2 split keyboard with the VIP 3 wrist pad and tilt attachments. And for mouse use switching to the Logitech thumb style trackballs. I'll use a traditional ergonomic mouse only when I need precision for photo editing and such.
    Feb 9, 2021
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  9. Syzygy
    Syzygy
    Also I go for a monthly massage. The chiro keeps my back+neck aligned, the massage therapist in between releases the muscles.

    I write software, so sit in front of a computer all day too. I have a sit/stand desk, and an appropriate setup, but lately I've just been using the laptop screen (vs the big one), and it isn't at proper height.
    Feb 9, 2021
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  10. Azimuth
    Azimuth
    Ouchy. I have to get out my trusty tennis ball and roll by back on the floor with it occasionally. Sounds like you have compound issues. Be well.
    Feb 9, 2021
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  11. atomicbob
    atomicbob
    @Syzygy using the laptop screen with my chair at an improper position while finishing the dac2541 measurements and then the time spent posting is what stimulated my rhomboid spasm / inflammation.
    Feb 9, 2021
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  12. Biodegraded
    Biodegraded
    Have you ever thought about retiring? ;-)
    Feb 9, 2021
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  13. atomicbob
    atomicbob
    @Biodegraded the problem is that I found what I love doing in life. If I gave that up I might die of simple boredom. This is just another pothole in the great road of life.
    Feb 9, 2021
  14. Thad E Ginathom
    Thad E Ginathom
    Hope your rhomboid gets better soon, Bob.

    My recipe for many hours spent, daily, in front of computer, is to slouch with my feet up. "worst" possible posture. Seems to work for me, but hey, I've been wrong before.
    Feb 10, 2021
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