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Low Back Pain- Recent Research

Date: 4 Jun 2014

Low-back pain


A third of all work-related disability around the globe is accounted for by low- back pain (LBP) linked to occupational ergonomic factors, according to research published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. It found that those aged between 35 and 65 are at an elevated risk of developing LBP, and that agricultural sector workers were almost four-times as likely to develop a LBP disability as any other group of workers. It also found that jobs involving lifting, forceful movement, awkward positions and vibration were linked to low back pain.

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