and when you're only 23 it's not attractive to complain about your sore back
March 27, 2011 4:35 AM Subscribe
I have pain in my neck/shoulder. It's partially from computer use but becomes most intense when I draw. I need advice on better ergonomic setups as well as safe exercises I could do to strengthen those muscles, or anything else I might do to reduce this sort of pain.
posted by NoraReed to health & fitness (16 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
The pain is in the back of my neck/top of my shoulder on my right hand side. (I'm right-handed.) I have no pain on my left side. It intensifies when I spend time drawing. I've tried multiple setups and it seems to happen no matter where I am-- so there's not something weird in my home setup-- but none of them have had any specialty ergonomic equipment of any kind.
I've gotten a massage that helped it temporarily and would like to do that again; I'd also like suggestions as for what kind of massage works best for this kind of pain.