Nursing Students Suffer Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders

Questionnaires completed by 125 nursing students revealed that 104 (~83%) had musculoskeletal pain or discomfort in at least one body region, most often in the lower back, neck, and shoulders. The findings reveal that undergraduate nursing students are at greater risk of musculoskeletal disorders and there is a need for greater prevention and treatment options for this group of students. Doctors of chiropractic are trained to diagnose and treat these disorders, often with a combination of manual therapies, specific exercises, and ergonomic guidance. Health SA, December 2020