How do gamers cope with back pain?

Hey everyone, as a gamer myself I’m currently trying to figure out how one could make the lives of gamers a lot easier.

Two questions for my fellow gamers out there:

1.) As a gamer, are you experiencing issues with backpain? If yes, what are your biggest limitations because of it?

2.) Regarding backpain, what would you wish for more than anything else? Have you tried to fix it already?

Write your answers below, I’m curious and looking forward to them. :x

GGs
 

Paladin

Paradox of Nothingness
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1) No, not necessarily. Sometimes when I play games (usually on the PS4), I end up with a slightly painful neck, but not my back.
2) Theoretically, if I had back pain, I'd want a good gaming chair with excellent lumbar support.

xenonVirus. I'm lucky to not have backpain, but then again, I'm just a teenager.
 
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I do have back pain, but its more of a family issue and from me never picking things up right.

and I have gone to a chiropractor to get myself realigned.
 

Nova

Member
Do you know any good exercises for back pain and also for the shoulder and other wrist exercises. I think it'd be good as a new thread.
 

Nova

Member
I think it depends. Office chairs after some time can cause pain because your back wants to be relaxed which often can't in the office chair if we compare the gaming time.
 
I think it depends. Office chairs after some time can cause pain because your back wants to be relaxed which often can't in the office chair if we compare the gaming time.

I can attest to this, but after all day of standing on my feet and coming home to my recliner, it seems sometimes my back doesn't adjust right to it.
 

Nova

Member
I think some offices have that standing desk which is a need these days for those who work on computer all day. I think for those people this can be a good option.
 
I think some offices have that standing desk which is a need these days for those who work on computer all day. I think for those people this can be a good option.

Yeah I've seen them, they can be pretty nice, though not sure if I can just stand in one spot for very long without getting antsy.
 

Nova

Member
Yeah that may be an issue. I think standing desk are meant as temp replacement. And not meant to be standing all day. It's kind of rotation between the desk and the standing desk.
 

Gopnik

Member
As far as I remember I haven't received any backpain from sitting on the chair while gaming. But I'm still pretty young and that is why maybe. Just don't bent over too much and you will be fine I think.
 

Nova

Member
I think if you stay on couch long enough, your back starts to develop the rest position. And then after some time standing up and then other positions starts to bore you and also that habits gains you weight.
 
I’m a streamer on Twitch and use a generic office chair right now, and it is so uncomfortable! I’m saving up for a gaming chair. Which gaming chair would y’all recommend?
 

Paladin

Paradox of Nothingness
Moderator
I’m a streamer on Twitch and use a generic office chair right now, and it is so uncomfortable! I’m saving up for a gaming chair. Which gaming chair would y’all recommend?

It depends on a variety of factors. What's your budget that you're aiming for? Do you need any specialized support for your spine or back?
Here is a website which may be helpful.

xenonVirus. FWIW, I think that DXRacer have great gaming chairs. Just my 2¢.
 
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Gopnik

Member
I’m a streamer on Twitch and use a generic office chair right now, and it is so uncomfortable! I’m saving up for a gaming chair. Which gaming chair would y’all recommend?
As another member mentioned above, how much money you are looking to spend on a gaming chair? I would recommend having a look at AKRacing or DXRacer. Those seems to be good, at least as far as I'm informed. I once tried Arrozi and they feel comfortable as well.
 

Shagger

Member
I could make jokes about how I usually experience a flattening of my arse, disengaging from reality and bleeding eyes, but in all seriousness it's important, especially on PC's, to sit comfortably. I usually do my PC gaming on laptop and without the stand/cooler I use I'd struggle to play for more than a few minutes at time. A decent chair for a desktop is all but essential and not something to skimp on.
 
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Nova

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I also had the piles issue because of too much sitting on chair. And was advised to move more and also go out in the playground with some outdoor sports activity. I have decided to take that advice seriously.
 
Yeah that may be an issue. I think standing desk are meant as temp replacement. And not meant to be standing all day. It's kind of rotation between the desk and the standing desk.

that drive me crazy, because I would somehow structure my area for both standing and sitting.
 

Elisa Frag

Member
is it just me or everyone feels pain in back and neck after playing an hour sitting on a seat?

its getting terrible day by day, any precautions? ideas?
 

Aries

Administrator
is it just me or everyone feels pain in back and neck after playing an hour sitting on a seat?

its getting terrible day by day, any precautions? ideas?
Your seat isn’t comfortable enough. Look at alternatives. There are many gaming chairs online that support the back and neck area for prolonged gaming sessions. Take a look over Google.
 

Elisa Frag

Member
thank you so much, i will definitely look for it, also i heard hydrocodone reduces pain but i need to look at it.
 
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You should get a recliner chair that supports your back. You should also have a break every hour and drink plenty of water so that you can concentrate. It's amazing how much energy goes into everyone's gaming. Nobody thinks of that much.
 

Kaynil

Member
1.) As a gamer, are you experiencing issues with back pain? If yes, what are your biggest limitations because of it?
Nothing really severe but if I'm sitting for too long and I haven't been resting my back to the seat I might get lower back pain. Nothing too bad for now, so it is not chronic. It is mostly annoying when I am trying to sleep belly down at the end of the day, haha.

2.) Regarding back pain, what would you wish for more than anything else? Have you tried to fix it already?
Probably to learn to keep my back straight and resting to their supports ins eats. I try to change position and stretch a lot, but I am used to crouching while playing, especially once I get into the game. I think having an appropriate seat with back sup[port is key. Having a timer to help you develop the habit of stretching and monitor your position can also be nice aids to help you develop good habits.
 
If you're online a lot and not having a break every so often, as advised by doctors, you can get sore eyes and a headache. It's also down to having a poor posture. Does your chair have a proper back on it?

Make sure you have a break every hour for 40 minutes. Open the window to let in fresh air, if it's not cold outside. Have a bottle of water beside you too.
 

Nova

Member
Yes I mostly stay online and work with my company. So the offline time needs to be increased. I hope to have that habit this year.
 

Nova

Member
I think there is always a pain if you are going to have wrong posture while playing or even typing your homework. So it all comes down to what you use for the backpain and what exercise you do.
 
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