Pain while on computer.

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by jrose, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. jrose

    jrose New Member

    I've had fibro for many years and was doing better but am now in a flare. Whenever I go on the computer my neck and shoulders hurt? What can I do to prevent this? I have a lumbar support cushion, microwave neck pillow and great pain spray. Any other suggestions? Also take tramadol but usually am on computer before I take it-lol. Judy
  2. KerryK

    KerryK Member

    The tricks I find helpful all involve reducing some of the stress at the computer:

    1) Anti-glare screen, even on LCD monitor

    2) Change color scheme of windows to eliminate as much white on screen as possible, basically soften the colors

    3) If using CRT monitor, increase video refresh rate to as high as possible

    4) Anti-EMF device from Tecno-AO. Very helpful.

    5) Very good quality chair. I use an Obus-form high back office chair

    All together, these steps have almost completely eliminated to pain aggravation at the computer for me.

    Good luck!