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Research Short: Professional drivers and chronic back pain

Sean Gleeson

A Finnish study raises questions about previous associations between professional car driving and chronic lower back pain.

According to the Mayo Clinic, four out of five adults will experience a debilitating episode of back pain at some point in their lives. Back ailments are second only to headaches as the most frequent cause of pain. Medical researchers have demonstrated a link between long-term, high frequency driving and the onset of chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Researchers from the United Kingdom concluded that people who drove for more than four h...

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