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Neck pain and work

Dr Mary Wyatt

The age-old question: Does work cause spinal problems?

Many people consider that their neck and back problems are due to the demanding nature of their job. Perhaps because they sit at a computer all day, or because they turn their head a lot in doing their job. It's a common and expensive question: does work cause spinal problems? We doctors and researchers haven't answered the question well at this stage. The question has been around for about 50 years, since workers' compensation b...

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