BPI is promoting a postural prevention campaign dedicated to the attainment by all people of the highest possible level of physical, mental and social wellbeing. Postural imbalances are more and more responsible for musculoskeletal disorders also in children and adolescents. A good posture is necessary for muscular efficiency and to prevent algic syndromes such as cervical radiculopathy (neck pain), dorsal radiculopathy (back pain), lumbago or lumbar radiculopathy (lower back pain) and sciatica (sciatic pain).
- About 80% of Italian students suffers with back pain;
- Back pain affects 13% of students from primary school;
- Incorrect posture increases up to 2.5 times the risk of developing musculoskeletal diseases;
- 15 million Italians suffer from back pain.