For over a week now I keep getting neck ache/pain, there doesn't seem to be a pattern apart from I don't think I experience it in bed. Could it be my posture? I've spent alot of time infront of the computer, and most of the time I don't sit up straight, my head is slighty bent forward or sometimes I squash my neck up without realising.
I don't believe i've had any stiffness in my neck in the past week apart from once when I was lying on the sofa funny. I know it's a silly question, but I worry about things.
Hardly a silly question. But yeah, it's simply sitting in front of your computer slouched over, you'd be amazed at how many back and neck problems can occure and be fixed with a certain frequent posture. Sorry, but all I can tell you is sit you ass up strait! (something i'm not too good with at times as well) . Slouching is also bad because your supporting back muscles will get weak.
Look for the book called, "combat conditioning". One of the many exercises demonstrated in this great book is called bridging. This movement involves supporting your entire bodyweight on only your forehead and feet. You of course work up to this ability. There are also many, many other great exercises shown but bridging will solve your back and neck troubles guaranteed.
Please help my mum..she has osteoarthritis in her neck and suffers terrible from giddiness even when she does'nt take pain killers , the giddyiness is more of a priblem then the pain ...the consultant has said that there is nothing they can do she has to put up with it .. is this right ?
I spend about 12+ hours per day on a computer and, despite trying to stay fit, i pretty regularly got back or neck ache.
a few months ago a friend suggested trying some software called postureminder that uses a webcam to check how you're sitting and reminds you when your sitting badly. the idea is that we all know how we should be sitting, but often forget and need a gentle nudge in the right direction from time to time.
i've been using it for 6 months now and swear by it. at first i was a bit skeptical and it was a bit irritating to begin with - but that's cause my posture was so bad at first from years of computer work (i'm a programmer). now i get much fewer reminders because i've greatly improved my posture and feel better at the end of the day.
there's a free trial on their website if you want to try it for yourself, i really recommend it