(Depiction of Bob Patterson in a typical higher education day. Note that the pain has nothing to do with his old martial arts/running injuries, his current hobbies, or his non-ergonomic office.)
Humans were not made to sit chained to a desk all day. Sadly, I’m buried in work projects and some of these are stressful. Naturally Mr. Neck decided to mount a revolt at about 0700 hours yesterday morning. Right now the pain is anything from a dull ache to what feels like a dagger in my upper right shoulder blade. The last time this happened I had to take a short hiatus from Kung Fu. We’ll just see about the self-defense class on Monday night.
Related to this is a longitudinal study that I have been a participant of. With luck I’ll get this study published in a peer reviewed journal or Mad Magazine.
The Affects of University Life on a Human Subject
I’ve been down this road before and the only solution is rest, Tiger Balm, Ibuprofen, and muscle relaxers. Later today I’m going to see if I can get into PromptCare and get my hands on some nice muscle relaxers. Given that it’s PromptCare, I could wake up in a bathtub full of ice water, somewhere in Mexico, without my left kidney.
Assuming I don’t, the martial arts news will resume tomorrow!
Finally, there’s a nice and short post here about safe computing as it relates to posture and neck pain.
Most of the job holders and computer users will experience shoulder pain.
Shoulder pain is due to the tension in the muscles that lift the shoulders and support the neck.
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