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Do you know what it is a Computer related Injury (CRI)?

Hi, I am 24 year old male working for a software company in Bangalore. I am working for the past one year. I had a severe back pain and also severe pain in the neck which made me to see an orthopedician. I was given some painkillers and some exercise tips to continue. I followed it for some time and could not find much improvement after stopping the painkillers. I went back to the doctor again for a better advice. He suspected something peculiar now and referred me to a pain and rehabilitation clinic. I got the diagnosis there. Do you know what it is a Computer related Injury (CRI)? This is the exact diagnosis made. After I came out of his office and walked through the road thinking what peculiar diseases are coined depending on the occupation we say and googled it next day, I was astonished to hundreds of pages opened up with this condition called Computer related Injuries.The CRI research was on for the more than 25years though the IT revolution has come up in late nineties in India.
Mon, 22 Aug 2011
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HI friends,

Yes. CSI is also known as Repititive strain injuries. It is caused by repitative stress in your joints. Specially to your finge tips, wrist,elbow,shoulber, neck,eyes, and at last to your back. It occurs to those who sits constanly on computers for long hours.

I am a specialized Ergonomic specialist from California. Here the companies hire us inorder to safe gaurd their employees from RSI 's and avoidence of long absence. We go to each employee and evaluate their work area,posture and give them adivces and suggestions with job analysis and ofcourse provide them exercises and notes. The employess doesn't need to run or serach for a Physcian or ortho. We are physiotherpist who are specialized in these areas.

Naturopathy & Yoga Specialist Dr. Gurudatta H K's  Response
I am sure you will be knowing about CRI pretty well by now. Please make sure you correct your posture while you work.
Take a break from your work desk every 30 - 40 minutes.
Have a regular exercise regimen, preferably yoga therapy which would give a good stretching exercise to your neck, shoulder and also help you to de-stress.
If still pain persists, you need to treat the same with Acupuncture, Acupressure or Massage therapy.
Make sure to approach a qualified and registered Doctor.
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Dr. rohit Gulati's  Response
hi guys i m dr rohit, a pain specialist, the CRI is the term coined for the problems one face as a result of poor posture and poor support to the pressure points that touch the hard surface while u r operating a computer for long hrs e.g. ur wrists, elbows. and also when ur keyboard is pretty far off from ur body whr u have to lean forward and stretch ur arms in case u ve to work on the keyboard. It also affects ur eyes if the screen of ur computer/laptop is vey bright and there is not enough illumination around ur work place.
So the best way to avoid this is , keep small cushion or a piece of foam under ur wrists ans elbows while working for long hours, keep ur keyboard near to ur body where u dont have to bend forfward with ur back unsupported. these few precautions shall hell u recover fast, for any doubts buss me at 9891421992.
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Piyush Pandey's  Response
computer related injury is not only the back pain. it is all the injuries caused because of working long hours in front of computer. it includes pain in fingures, back muscle strain, arm pain neck pain and all. even eye problem also like head ache and redness of eye is also because of computer injury.
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Last week in my office there was some medical programme going on. In this they told that there are various conditions caused by use of computer like back pain, eye pain etc. It is becoming more common in software and BPO companies. You canread regarding this and find out how to prevent them.

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Maruti's  Response

This problem is also known as RSI. Please read below:

 

http://mns100.sulekha.com/blog/post/2009/03/rsi-pain-in-arms-and-hands-and-acupuncture.htm

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Piyush Pandey's  Response
Hey guyzz, though I havent experienced anything of this sort till now . I have known about these through an exercise trainer who comes to our office once in a while and trains us how to prevent these kind of problems. If you are not I think you should know some.
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Piyush Pandey's  Response
computer related injury is not only the back pain. it is all the injuries caused because of working long hours in front of computer. it includes pain in fingures, back muscle strain, arm pain neck pain and all. even eye problem also like head ache and redness of eye is also because of computer injury.
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hildegunn's  Response
Hi, I too had CRI not exactly similar but in a different way to a different organ, the eye. I never am able to work for more than 2 hours at the computer. I saw the general practitioner nearby who referred me to an optometrist for the refractive error check. He found some errors and referred me the back. After thorough check the doctor has given a similar opinion similar to Computer related injury. So I suggest all of the guys to be aware of such stresses at computers.
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Hey guyzz, though I havent experienced anything of this sort till now . I have known about these through an exercise trainer who comes to our office once in a while and trains us how to prevent these kind of problems. If you are not I think you should know some.
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