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Musculoskeletal Disorders

What are Musculoskeletal Disorders?

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are conditions that affect the nerves, tendons, muscles and supporting structures, such as the discs in your back. They result from one or more of these tissues having to work harder than they're designed to. They fall largely into three types:

  • Back pain
  • Upper limb disorders
  • Lower limb disorders
Managing Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace