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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2019 Jul 31;57(2):62-63.

Prevention of musculoskeletal pain in schoolchildren by use of school bags

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Universidad de Monterrey, Escuela de Medicina de la Vicerrectoría de Ciencias de la Salud, Departamento de Ciencias Básicas. San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León, México


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Lower back pain is quite harmful to a person’s quality of life. It is mainly associated to skeletal-muscle injury and intervertebral disc displacement. Actions directed to avoid the burden of excessive weight, acquire exercise habits, preserve an ideal body weight, and procure postural hygiene, should be encouraged in children and adolescents.


Primary Prevention; Muscle, Skeletal; Low Back Pain; School Health Services; Exercise


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