Ouch! ...My back is aching....

@cheenlly (3483)
Philippines
April 24, 2007 9:03am CST
I've been feeling this ache on my back since yesterday. Maybe i was overly spent time infront of the computer and since its very hot here, i always perspire and in night i had a electric fan focus with me the whole night. OH! now im suffering the pain. It really hurts and it connects also in my back neck. HOw can i get over this? Is this due to over spent infront of the computer? is this also called stress? I feel i like to stretch my back very flat in bed which i already did few hours ago but still it hurts. Have you also experience this pain when you spent too much work in a computer? If so, what did you do to feel better? can you share... thanks
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@sabwinner (499)
• China
25 Apr 07
Hi, I know why, that's because of the fan! I had the similar experience in my office last year, the output of the air condition is exactly towards me! I god a horrible shouler pain. My suggestion is don't keep the fan blowing you all the time, even in the hottest day. Try some days you'll see.
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• China
25 Apr 07
I'm sorry to hear that.Maybe you;re right.You must sit infront the computer too long,you'd better go to your doctor.
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@moira20 (226)
• Philippines
25 Apr 07
I've been feeling that way too Cheenlly, and I think it may be because of your posture and the position/location of your computer. You see, I have my laptop on my bed and I do have to squat and stoop to use it, so my back and my nape aches. Not to mention that I usually stay in front of my computer for like 8 hours straight so imagine the discomfort I'm experiencing! What I can suggest is for you to maintain proper posture, meaning keep your back straight, and try to relax out of your chair once in a while like standing up for a few minutes or grabbing something to drink. And try to change your shirt if you're soaking wet with perspiration already, that way you'll stay fresh and comfortable. Try to put some balm or liniment on those aching muscles and massage it a bit, you'll feel better in a jiffy. =) Hope that helped!
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
25 Apr 07
That happens to me too when I spend too many hours on the computer. I have found that if I get up every once in a while and do stretches and walk around a bit, it really helps work out the knots in my back and neck. Try doing that, and if you have a heating blanket, or a hot water bottle use those when you lie down. If not, a nice hot bath helps to relieve the pain. I hope your back feels better soon hon.
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
24 Apr 07
In regards to the ache in your back well this is normally caused from the way you were sitting at your computer, as what you have to do is to get up and do a little bit of exercise so that your back will be ok. I used to feel this way in regards to my back until I did this or even you can get up about every half an hour and just go for a walk just up your hallway something like that this will be of extreme help for your back.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
24 Apr 07
Yes try to stop sitting in front of the computer and streach more. Also I take glusomone and choltion with aloe. I found this at Walmart. It helps me alot with back pain. I hope you get to feeling better.
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@austere (2816)
• Philippines
24 Apr 07
of course i have experineced that especially when we were working on our thesis (i mean my groupmates and i) as i could recall we faced the computer for more 15hours a day for a whole week. i think you should better rest that aching back. get rest and try to relax a bit. your blood needs to have a proper circulation! lie low a bit, eat healthy.. keep safe! :)
@lani0529 (1726)
• Philippines
24 Apr 07
Hi cheenlly!(",) How are you? Hope your ache is gone by now. I experience that as well when I had my overnight infront of the computer. It will just heal after you've taken enough rest. You can also try massage to relax your muscles. Don't overwork yourself too much. Take care always!(",)
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@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
1 Oct 07
It could be stress. Coupled with a fever, it could be the start of a cold. However if you routinely get this ache after spending time on the computer, it means you are not sitting ergonomically, and causing bad posture. Spending a lot of time at a computer without sitting correctly can lead to neck and back pain, poor circulation in your legs and carpal tunnel syndrome. Make sure that where you are sitting, you are upright in a chair, and your feet can touch the floor. Your knees should be at about 90 degrees. Your hips should be slightly higher than your knees. The monitor should be at eye level, or slightly below. You should not have to bend your neck to look up or down at your monitor. Your wrists should have something to wrest on to properly use the mouse and keyboard. You can probably do a web search on ergonomics to find images of the proper way to sit at a computer to reduce the stresses on your muscles and joints, and your back!
@MGjhaud (20672)
• Philippines
1 Oct 07
I sometimes feel that way. Most of my days especially if I don’t have class, I spent my whole day in front of the computer. It really ache my back just thank goodness it’s not so hot in here. Sometimes though I use electric fan focused on my direction but I don’t use it very often. Try sitting in a most comfortable way where you don’t have to arch your back. Also try relocating your keyboard; it might be the cause because it’s too high or too low.
@sweetcakes (3505)
• United States
26 Sep 07
Maybe you have some unusual sensation in your legs, or your back pain lasts for a couple of days. It is time to visit a physician. A physician should be notified immediately: If there is no relief from pain after a few days in bed, If pain is severe or recurs, If radiating pain, numbness, tingling, or weakening occurs in the arms or legs, If bowel or bladder dysfunction occurs. You must do the same if a child or elderly person has back pain, or if fever and/or vomiting occurs with back pain. i hope u feel better soon!
• Philippines
29 Apr 07
you should relax a bit... i don't recommend medicine intake if the pain is tolerable. it is better to use chili plasters or salonpas...
@crackhead (1826)
• India
26 Apr 07
I just lie down for a couple of hours on the floor flat. I know how much that hurts, i just walk for few minutes. Do yoga and that can help you a great deal. Yoga does miracles.
@zeppelin (16)
• Indonesia
25 Apr 07
oh that aws the sign too much the hard work,possibly his medicine of only adequate rest and did what was liked by you. for example yoor hobby what? but also you must often be sharing to the friends that you believed, that suggestion from me zeppelin from indonesian