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    iPad and neckpain.

    Since the use of the iPad I experience that my posture with it seems to cause neck- subs. headaches. Does anyone have these experiences? Not that I'm preparing a case or such, but maybe someone with this experience has a solution or an accessorie that may releave this probnlem.
    Thanx in advance.

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    Dunno if it's a coincidence,but I seem to be experiencing these as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PimSmit View Post
    Since the use of the iPad I experience that my posture with it seems to cause neck- subs. headaches. Does anyone have these experiences? Not that I'm preparing a case or such, but maybe someone with this experience has a solution or an accessorie that may releave this probnlem.
    Thanx in advance.
    yes i sometimes get headaches when I'm on my iPad for extended periods,i also get them when i do a lot of sewing,i think it has to do with posture and the fact that you dont move for long periods,i try to remember to sit up and have a little walk about,just as matter of interest where do you get the pain? just wondering if its the same as mine,i get it right across my forehead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PimSmit View Post
    Since the use of the iPad I experience that my posture with it seems to cause neck- subs. headaches. Does anyone have these experiences? Not that I'm preparing a case or such, but maybe someone with this experience has a solution or an accessorie that may releave this probnlem.
    Thanx in advance.
    Sit up straighter. Do you experience all this while on your laptop or computer? If you get a headache, take some pain medicine and put away the iPad and go for a run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PimSmit View Post
    Since the use of the iPad I experience that my posture with it seems to cause neck- subs. headaches. Does anyone have these experiences? Not that I'm preparing a case or such, but maybe someone with this experience has a solution or an accessorie that may releave this probnlem.
    Thanx in advance.
    As a long time sufferer of neck and back pain let me suggest that you address your posture, especially the position of the neck. As my chiropractor explained to me your neck should have a curve to it like this O - (head)
    ) - (neck) {sorry for the very primitive example}
    When you have your head hung forward as in prolonged reading of a book or iPad/computer use, you strain the neck muscles and vertrebral disks and can pinch the nerves of your neck, resulting in pain. Adjusting your monitor/book/iPad so you can look straight ahead will be beneficial to your neck health. There are some posts in the DIY section where some of our more clever members have fabricated mounts and/or holders hor their iPads. Most specifically I recall one built to a microphone stand which would be quite adjustable. This might be an option for you. Maybe having a pillow or two in your lap to force you to raise your arms and iPad comfortably would be a good/inexpensive option also.

    I hope this may be beneficial to you.

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    Thanks for that,it may explain why I get pain across my forehead whenever I do any close work or on iPad too long,guess I will have to take breaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poisonivy
    Thanks for that,it may explain why I get pain across my forehead whenever I do any close work or on iPad too long,guess I will have to take breaks.
    Breaks are always a good idea, however is your posture a healthy one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlammetje View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by poisonivy
    Thanks for that,it may explain why I get pain across my forehead whenever I do any close work or on iPad too long,guess I will have to take breaks.
    Breaks are always a good idea, however is your posture a healthy one?

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    My posture isn't too bad on iPad,sewing is worse as I'm looking down thro my magnifier.

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    I have the Griffin stand. I use it for reading and I change the height where I read. You do need to change your posture. I have carpal tunnel, so I use dragondictate rather than type. And I use a higher table to use the ipad on the stand to read..

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    Quote Originally Posted by PimSmit
    Since the use of the iPad I experience that my posture with it seems to cause neck- subs. headaches. Does anyone have these experiences? Not that I'm preparing a case or such, but maybe someone with this experience has a solution or an accessorie that may releave this probnlem.
    Thanx in advance.
    Same with me, but I get headaches alot, so cannot blame it on my ipad, but I do get neck and back aches while using it, so I just put it down for awhile and move around, it helps.

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