I'm on my butt today. More specifically, on my back. This weekend my lower back seized up - just one muscle it seems, as the back turns into butt. It's amazing how a little stabilizer muscle can go nuts suddenly and mess up your whole system.
I call it "Programmer Back" as there are a handful of other folks that sit in front of a machine all day that have had this problem.
It seems the symptoms are nearly universal:
Some say ice, some say heat, some say massage. Still others advocate chiropractic.
Have you had Programmers Back? How do you deal with it?
Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. I am a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed herein are my own personal opinions and do not represent my employer's view in any way.