Saturday 29 June 2013

Risk factors for low back pain

The most consistent factors that predict low back pain are:
Work related psychosocial factors;  high job demands and low job control
Mechanical factors; prolonged standing,awkward lifting and squatting or kneeling

Work-related Psychosocial and Mechanical Risk Factors for Low Back Pain
A 3-year Follow-up Study of the General Working Population in Norway

Tom Sterud, Tore Tynes
Occup Environ Med. 2013;70(5):296-302

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