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Back Pain As A Software Designer /Developer? by CyberG: 6:24am On Jul 27, 2013
Damn...my back hurts! angry angry angry Has or is anyone who architects/builds/develops software for a living experiencing back pain?

Yesterday and today especially I noticed my back kinda hurts!

I have a very comfy office desk and chair with everything state of the art but I think my chair at home is crappy, it is a regular chair with which I support my back with a pillow but it is not working!

I spend hours at times doing my thing and I have decided tomorrow, I am going hunting for the most comfy, ergonomic chair I can find on the market!

In fact, a new computer desk, any ideas?

Is anyone experiencing something similar?
Re: Back Pain As A Software Designer /Developer? by Djtm(m): 5:55pm On Jul 29, 2013
Nope. Never experienced such. After spending some hours on the table, I always switch to using my bed (with a pillow as back rest), then to using only chair with my laptop on my laps. The cycle goes on.

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Re: Back Pain As A Software Designer /Developer? by Seun(m): 1:41pm On Jul 30, 2013
Can you upload a picture of your current office desk and chair? It may be that they are just expensive for nothing.

I think a good chair should provide firm support for your lower back when you sit on it.

Each one of the executive chairs we bought for every programmer in my business has a special adjustable pad in the lower back area as well as an S-shape that mimics the natural shape of your spine.

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Re: Back Pain As A Software Designer /Developer? by 1bunne4lif(m): 5:03pm On Jul 30, 2013
just passing
Re: Back Pain As A Software Designer /Developer? by yuzedo: 5:04pm On Jul 30, 2013
Seun: Can you upload a picture of your current office desk and chair? It may be that they are just expensive for nothing.

I think a good chair should provide firm support for your lower back when you sit on it.

Each one of the executive chairs we bought for every programmer in my business has a special adjustable pad in the lower back area as well as an S-shape that mimics the natural shape of your spine.
Been nursing back problems too, but that has to be from driving in Lagos traffic everyday. cry angry

Eh, you mean employees of Nairaland Nigeria Limited don't sit on benches in one disused and decrepit Ota primary school hall?! shocked Osanobua ohh! cheesy Ermm, Seun, bro, can i come and program one of your TV so i get this special chair that your yeye awesome MODs are currently enjoying? embarassed tongue

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Re: Back Pain As A Software Designer /Developer? by ntendai: 5:09pm On Jul 30, 2013
You should do some stretches if u sit for more than 2 hours at a go... or take a brief walk...

has helped me all these while
Re: Back Pain As A Software Designer /Developer? by TechRev: 5:11pm On Jul 30, 2013
Man was never made to sit all day long in front of a computer or what ever.










BTW it happened to me too. In fact still happens, Changed chairs a lot to no avail. I could remember one terrible sunday, i have sat on a seat in front of my system 3 days, only having 3-4hrs sleep each day trying to get the project done. On the fourth day (sunday) i woke up but could not move the pain on my spine was better imagined. I litteraly crawled and found the moral strength to crawl into my car and it was a miracle i was able to drive to where i could get medication.

MAN WAS NOT MADE TO SIT FOR HOURS IN FRONT OF A PC!!!!! BE WARNED!!!
Re: Back Pain As A Software Designer /Developer? by tolulance(m): 5:12pm On Jul 30, 2013
he pain pass
Re: Back Pain As A Software Designer /Developer? by delpharm(m): 5:16pm On Jul 30, 2013
no!!!!!!!!!! but when playing football manager
Re: Back Pain As A Software Designer /Developer? by duality(m): 5:17pm On Jul 30, 2013
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Re: Back Pain As A Software Designer /Developer? by k10: 5:19pm On Jul 30, 2013
you can get a custom made chair and desk, works like magic.
Re: Back Pain As A Software Designer /Developer? by Nobody: 5:22pm On Jul 30, 2013
You kuku just want to let us know that you're a software developer undecided Back pain ko, crotch pain ni tongue tongue

Anywaz, are you in the USA? Send me a few internship ideas wink
Re: Back Pain As A Software Designer /Developer? by dridowu: 5:23pm On Jul 30, 2013
Just passing club
Re: Back Pain As A Software Designer /Developer? by CocoLoca(f): 5:25pm On Jul 30, 2013
no. only front pain when i'm.............. lipsrsealed grin
Re: Back Pain As A Software Designer /Developer? by Decryptor(m): 5:26pm On Jul 30, 2013
Why should you sit for hours at end because of your job? Abi na software to detect the identity of terrorists you dey work on? *just kidding*
Whatever you do, try to take breaks by walking around after about an hour. This is important so as to exercise both ur hands, legs, waist and even ur eyes.
I know what i'm saying cos sometimes when i sit down working on web projects, i experience the same but taking breaks and pauses eliminates those joint cramps.
Re: Back Pain As A Software Designer /Developer? by Nobody: 5:29pm On Jul 30, 2013
the edge of your bed can prove to be more ergonomic than you think.
av been doing it for years now. I get tired of sitting up for long.
Re: Back Pain As A Software Designer /Developer? by mj(m): 5:29pm On Jul 30, 2013
I don't sir.
Re: Back Pain As A Software Designer /Developer? by dayokanu(m): 5:30pm On Jul 30, 2013
Cheii

My back was killing me

I usually take Collagen every morning

Yesterday I had one of the worst lower back pains

I now even sleep on the floor hoping it would ease

Who knows the remedy?
Re: Back Pain As A Software Designer /Developer? by Tenderly1(f): 5:32pm On Jul 30, 2013
Texas.Cowgirl:
You kuku just want to let us know that you're a software developer undecided Back pain ko, crotch pain ni tongue tongue

Anywaz, are you in the USA? Send me a few internship ideas wink
if you don't have any reasonable idea to offer, i suggest you keep quiet.

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Re: Back Pain As A Software Designer /Developer? by Nobody: 5:32pm On Jul 30, 2013
webdezzi: the edge of your bed can prove to be more ergonomic than you think.
av been doing it for years now. I get tired of sitting up for long.
shocked shocked shocked

cheiii, ergonomic how? wink wink


Tenderly1: if you don't have any reasonable idea to offer, i suggest you keep quiet.

Whynot shut the phuck up and mind your business. Ameborr oshi
Re: Back Pain As A Software Designer /Developer? by Nobody: 5:32pm On Jul 30, 2013
Change your sitting posture... I used to spend long ungodly hours at the work station either with my computer or sheets of wireline logs... I stopped encountering back pain when I changed my sitting posture...
Re: Back Pain As A Software Designer /Developer? by amiskurie(m): 5:36pm On Jul 30, 2013
let me berra sing a song for my problems in short

my head my shoulder
my knees my toes
cheesy
Re: Back Pain As A Software Designer /Developer? by Blackteeth(m): 5:40pm On Jul 30, 2013
Mtchewww. The pros never complain of back pain before you talk about lazy programmers on Nairaland getting back pain.
Next time dont program with a kitchen stool.

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Re: Back Pain As A Software Designer /Developer? by Ajibel(m): 5:41pm On Jul 30, 2013
I code lying on my bed. I suffer back pain when am reading sitting on a chair- plastic grin

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