Our expert says:
the nerve pinch as you describe it is more than likely coming from your neck and specifically from the "facet joints" behind the vertebrae, refered down into the shoulder blade. With prolonged positions in front of the computer one's neck is in a continuous extended position loading these little sensitive joints on a repeated manner. you should make sure that your chair is high enough that you don't look "up " towards the computer screen, rather raise your chair a bit, which puts the neck into a more flexed position , which is much more kind to your neck . excersises should include stretching of the neck and then general strenghtening of the shoulder muscles but more specifically the so-called scapular setting muscles which control the shoulder blades. it would be most worthwile to visit a physiotherapist to be shown these excercises
Dr Joe de Beer
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