Lately, my neck has begun to feel increasingly stiff, and it’s hurting too. When I turn my head around, I hear crepitations. Anything that has to do with neck or spine, I find a little scary, but as I know pretty much why this is occurring I’m trying this [what you see in the picture].
I spend a lot of time here … a lot more time than when I was working. Besides, at work we had those physiotherapists and occupational therapists checking us out all the time … we had the latest ergonomic equipment that was around. As soon as something new came out, they tried it on us, because of the static job we had.
Now, since it isn’t getting any better, and I knew why I’m having these problems, I decided to do something about it. I’m not going to stop ‘working’ on my computer, so instead I took the little keyboard for the iPad, which is Bluetooth, placed it on the sliding shelf and paired it with my MacBook. My regular mouse has a cord, which was too short, so I ‘reinstated’ the «Magic Mouse».
This way I won’t have my shoulders raised all the time. Took the foldable cover for the iPad, folded it in three and put in underneath the MacBook to make the screen come up a bit which puts less strain on my neck. I know there are ready-made stands for laptop computers, but I won’t make that investment until I see if this little arrangement makes a difference.
I only made this change last night, so it’s too early to tell, but it feels pretty good.