You guys ever heard of it? It seems fairly obvious as a condition, considering the way I see everyone hunched over computers, including myself.
Recently, a couple months ago I was in the middle of a month or two long work stint, slaving over the computer, in I'm sure, a super terrible posture the entire time.
Anyways, one night, my head (not ears) just erupted with weird, electric sounding noises, and I decided to sleep it off. Unfortunately, it stayed, and has been with me since.
The doctors were pretty much useless, told me it was tinnitus and to just live with it.
I started developing other weird problems; the noise would get progressively worse while my vision started to do weird things (visual snow mostly). I decided to stop using the computer for awhile, and strengthen my neck. Seemed to get better after awhile, then it just got super bad at one point. I'd wake up in the night, my vision strobing, and the noise mirroring the strobing... just crazy, alarming shit.
I don't have health insurance, so I waiting it out a couple days to see what would happen, and it seemed to get better so long as I didn't do anything to aggravate my neck.
Anyways, longer story short, I went to see a chiropractor, and after some x-rays we saw that my atlas was 1 degree turned, jutting into the base of my skull, my neck had a 5 degree twist (imagine the vertebrae lined up, then imagine them twisted 5 degrees) and my neck vertebrae were like a straight line, instead of curved.
This chiropractor practices the nucca style chiro, which focuses on adjusting only your atlas and letting everything else fall into place gradually. Since getting this adjusted, all my symptoms have been decreasing pretty much linearly... slowly, but very much better.
So, I'm always hearing about problems from people I know, about eye strain and other kind of typical problems (neck pain, tinnitus etc.) from people who work on computers all day. I'm really starting to believe this could be a major reason why.
There's not a lot of people talking about the fact that your neck isn't supposed to be craned like a bird. Apparently I was also starting to develop arthritis in my neck as well where the brunt of the weight was from my head. This seems pretty serious doesn't it?
We're all kind of used to working ourselves to exhaustion doing this stuff, but I really think we should all look into the health concerns going along with this stuff a little more readily.
I'm a pretty young guy (24), but I've been on computer my whole life. I can only imagine, that these symptoms are just
developing as our entire culture becomes computer monkeyized.