Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are one of the most common work-related ailments. They affect millions of workers. MSDs are causing workers to leave the workforce early, which is a human and a financial burden. Some young workers even enter their first workplace with MSDs.
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In many cases, MSD problems begin in childhood, when inappropriate postures are combined with little sports activity. Suffering from musculoskeletal pain in childhood or adolescence increases the risk of having it as an adult.