Tag: back pain

Featured Writer on Wellness: Becky Rickman

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on March 7, 2014 1 Comment • views: 890
Featured Writer on Wellness: Becky Rickman

I do suffer from a degenerative disc and that gives me quite a lot of pain some days. I also get lost in my writing and forget to cook meals for myself. For my back, I keep changing positions. I make reasons to jump up and move around at least once an hour. I also […]

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7 Things You’re Doing That Cause Back Pain

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on March 11, 2014 0 Comments • views: 6920
7 Things You’re Doing That Cause Back Pain

The American Chiropractic Association states that one-half of all working Americans suffer back pain symptoms each year. Talk to any serious writer or office worker and you’ll likely hear about back pain. “Like many writers,” says author Jana Richards, “I spend a lot of time sitting in front of my computer. Add to that the […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Henning Koch

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on February 12, 2015 5 Comments • views: 4213
Featured Writer on Wellness: Henning Koch

Well, I do periodically have pains in my hands and wrists from typing too much. But this is generally remedied by getting yourself a good chair. It may sound ridiculous, but every few years I buy the best possible orthopaedic chair I can afford, so I can work comfortably. When you get into your chair […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Kerrie Flanagan

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on February 19, 2015 4 Comments • views: 1034
Featured Writer on Wellness: Kerrie Flanagan

The biggest physical challenge for me as a writer, is neck and back pain. I find when I get immersed in my writing I don’t realize how much time has passed. Sometimes it can be a few hours. I know this is not good for my body and once I stand up after a long […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Holly Robinson

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on March 5, 2015 8 Comments • views: 1672
Featured Writer on Wellness: Holly Robinson

People always think it’s exciting to be a writer—perhaps they’re picturing Hemingway on a big safari game hunt—but the reality is that it’s more like being Homer Simpson in front of the TV:  you sit and snack a lot on sugary, salty treats while your brain goes into overdrive. Probably the biggest challenge for me, […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Scott Keen

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on May 14, 2015 1 Comment • views: 974
Featured Writer on Wellness: Scott Keen

One of my biggest physical challenges to writing, and many other things, was neck pain and headaches. Like most everyone else who stares at a computer as part of their job, I hold my tension in my neck and shoulders. There were plenty of times I couldn’t write because of this. I realized that my […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Jennifer Froelich

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on June 8, 2016 0 Comments • views: 1060
Featured Writer on Wellness: Jennifer Froelich

I have chronic back and neck pain, along with chronic migraines, which makes it impossible for me to sit at a computer all day long. Still, that would be true if I was a programmer or an actuary, so I try and keep that in mind. At least as a work-at-home writer, I can get […]

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How to Heal a Writer’s Literal Pain in the Butt

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on June 26, 2017 6 Comments • views: 1825
How to Heal a Writer’s Literal Pain in the Butt

Has writing become a literal pain in the butt? Answer the following questions: Do you experience… Pain in the buttock muscle on just one side that radiates down the back of your leg? Numbness and tingling along the back of the leg? Sciatic pain? Pain that gets worse the longer you sit? Pain that causes […]

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