Musculoskeletal disorders affect millions of people of all ages in all cultures and in all countries
Common disorders :back pain, neck pain, knee pain, osteoarthritis etc
8 out of every 10 people suffer from back pain. (National Institute of Health-USA).
Back pain is second only to upper respiratory conditions as the stated cause of work loss. (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases- USA)
In Kenya, our own research shows tension experienced by the working class (IT specialists, accountants, technicians, sales and marketing executives etc):
‘for every 10 people there are 9 people suffering from nerve tension along the neck, upper back and or lower back ranging from mild to very severe.’