Rural and faith farming communities engage in occupations that may make members susceptible to Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD). Faith community nurses are well positioned to serve as first-line screeners when these injuries are identified. Thus, comprehensive screening methods and initial conservative management strategies in early stages of MSDs may be enough to prevent the need for more invasive care. Identifying those cases in which referral to another healthcare provider will also help management of MSDs in these communities.

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