Did you know that Upper-Extremity musculoskeletal disorders (e.g. neck and shoulder pains) have been recognised to occur in relation to work for hundreds of years. Bernardini Ramazzini
, an Italian physician and father of occupational medicine, in the 18th century described it when he said, ".. arise from three causes; first constant sitting, the perpetual motion of the hand in the same manner and thirdly, the attention and the application of the mind.."
Source: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, 1994