My 21 year old healthy yoga practicing daughter has been working in an office for the past six months. Recently, she’s been experiencing intense neck and shoulder pain that drove her to seek weekly trips to an acupuncturist.
According to a recent article in Oprah’s “O” Magazine, my daughter’s neck and shoulder inflammation is a very common and ever growing injury. The article’s research states “as many as 63 percent of all office workers will suffer from neck pain within the year. Women are at particular risk.” This is alarming. But it can be prevented. The cure lies in thoughtful design.