As you read these words on a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone, I wonder if you’re looking slightly downward, experiencing any pain or fretting over the ergonomic design of your workstation. If so, then you might be on track for the same rude awakening I had last year – one that could stall your productivity and career, much less your health and wellbeing.

I woke up one morning in the middle of January last year with a stiff neck that I casually attributed to a restless sleep. The discomfort persistent for two months, so I scheduled a chiropractic appointment and learned from an x-ray of my neck that the three lower vertebra were nearly bone on bone. I was told that more than three decades of writing deadlines, coupled with poor workplace ergonomic practices, finally caught up with me.

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