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Using X-ray to diagnose unilateral chronic neck and/or shoulder pain from decades of computer work

I understand that unilateral chronic neck and/or shoulder pain from decades of computer work, in an otherwise healthy person, is likely to occur due to one of these conditions (and maybe also some ...
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Unilateral shoulder injuries due to decades of working in front of a computer

I desire to learn what unilateral shoulder injuries can develop in one's dominant shoulder (such as of a "right handed" or "left handed" person), from decades of working in front of a computer and ...
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Why are neck and shoulder pain a common symptom of Computer Vision Syndrom (CVS)?

I was learning about Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) and I noticed that it said that one of the symptoms was "neck and shoulder pain". What confuses me is that CVS (or digital eye strain) seem to be a ...
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How can I loosen tight Trapezius muscles?

I'd also appreciate ways of preventing them from becoming tight, specifically when working at the computer. Thanks!
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RSI mostly due to keyboard or mouse?

As I am in the software industry, I am in a higher risk group to develop RSI (Repetitive strain injury), and thus I am taking measures to prevent this from happening. I keep a relatively good measure ...
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is there evidence that determines the appropriate amount of standing time in a day?

The closest question I was able to find from my search results was How to correctly use an adjustable desk? that was asked almost a year ago with no answers. That said, I spend anywhere from eight to ...
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Health implications of bean bag chairs

What are the health implications of using bean bag chairs regularly for multiple hours a day (such as when working in one of them with a laptop)? Can bean bag chairs be considered ergonomic under ...
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Healthy sitting while doing computer work

What are the most important things to look out for concerning regular sitting in front of a desktop computer? Frankly, I don't know what's important and what I should prioritize. What chair should I ...
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What keyboard put the least strain on the epicondyles (elbow tendons)?

I wonder what keyboard put the least strain on the epicondyles (elbow tendons). There exist many keyboards that advertise themselves as being ergonomic, but often fail to provide more details as to ...
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Do vertical split-keyboards cause less stress on the hand, wrist and arm than traditional keyboards?

Vertical split-keyboards are often marketed as more ergonomics than traditional keyboards. Is that true? I am especially interested in stress on the epicondyles of the humerus. I am aware of the ...
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Which type of chair is best to avoid back pain?

I'm aware that such chairs are called ergonomic chairs. But what things does one have to consider while buying these chairs? Height, arm rest, back rest, etc? I'll be thankful if you could post some ...
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How to correctly use an adjustable desk?

I've just got an adjustable desk at my office that I wanted for a long time, since I live most of my life at the computer. I read that sitting for extended periods is quite harmful for health. 1 2 In ...
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Optimal office chair for levator scapulae problems

I am suffering from chronical neck pain caused by tension in the right levator scapulae. It does not matter how I sit on my chair, it hurts after a few minutes. I tried chairs with a head rest and ...
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Piano bank healthy for computer work?

When playing piano on a piano bank I feel really comfortable but when I write at the computer using my old revolving chair I very quickly get tense in my back, shoulders, arms and hands, probably ...
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Is it healthier to lie in the bed/on the sofa or to sit on the chair in front of the desk?

I mostly stand during my job. At home I can either lie down or sit in a chair with a desk in front of me. So, is it healthier to lie in the bed/on the sofa (e.g. with laptop) or to sit on the chair in ...
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How can I sit ergonomically on the floor when using a low table?

I am 185cm tall and not so flexible. I sometimes have to sit for prolonged periods of time (~1 hour or more) on the floor to use a low table, e.g. to eat or use a computer. It typically hurts my legs ...
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Exercise Ball Vs. Desk Chair

There are ads and web pages that suggest using an exercise ball as a desk chair. Some are self promoting and others are not well referenced. I found mentions of possible lumbar issues related to ...
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Do using trackballs put more stress on the hand, wrist and arm than a traditional mouse?

I have read and heard contradicting personal experiences on how good trackballs are to avoid RSI as they put more stress on the hand, wrist and arm than a traditional mouse. Do using trackballs put ...
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Can using a standing desk alleviate the pain of RSI (vs. a traditional sitting desk)?

I have read in some individual accounts that standing desks alleviate the pain of RSI (vs. a traditional sitting desk). Example: I kept my regular desk and decided to test standing at my desk as ...
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Can mechanical keyboards alleviate the pain of RSI (vs. regular keyboards)?

I have read in some places that mechanical keyboards alleviate the pain of RSI (vs. regular keyboards). E.g.: http://techshift.net/5-reasons-why-you-should-buy-a-mechanical-keyboard/ 5 reasons ...
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Do vertical mice cause less stress on the hand, wrist and arm than traditional mice?

Vertical mice are often marketed as more ergonomics than traditional mice. Is that true? I am especially interested in stress on the lateral epicondyle of the humerus. Example of such claim, from ...
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Can head-controlled mice cause neck pain?

Is it possible to use a head-controlled mouse (e.g. SmartNav) 10 hours a day while avoiding neck pain? Are there any particular ways of using such mice that reduce the risk of getting neck pain?
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Can I use a foot pedal to send mouse clicks and/or modifier keys ergonomically?

When using computers, I often want to send more inputs than my keyboard can. I once tried to use a foot pedal (a.k.a. footswitch) to send mouse clicks and modifier keys, but it seemed to put a lot of ...