Every once in a while I like to make this type of post to inform/warn people about their time online.
Even without spinal problems long time computer usage can really play havoc on your body. There really is NO good workstation environment/platform that allows anyone to stay on the computer for long periods of time. The ONLY solution is to limit your time and to make sure you take breaks at least every hour.
I was a computer programmer, did it for over 35 years and that environment played a major role into some of my spinal problems.
I know that being online here is very comforting to many and it may be the one sort of support system you have. But you dont want your time here to start to negatively impact your health.
We have had members, one in particular that said because of her spinal problems and pain, she was unable to Read, unable to walk, unable to Drive, unable to Cook, unable to Shop, unable to Clean, but yet somehow she would log over 15 hours every day on Spine-Health!
Just always be aware of the time you are spending on the computer. It is so very important to take those hourly breaks, get up, stretch, walk around do something at least for 15 minutes before returning to the computer.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences