Research Updates

Physical activity at work and low back pain

Dr Mary Wyatt

Back problems are commonly attributed to work and many in the community believe that heavy lifting contributes to back problems.

Before broaching this review of the research, it is worth discussing the problems and challenges associated with this topic. Around the industrialised world, back pain is a major cause of disability. Back problems are commonly attributed to work and many in the community believe that heavy lifting contributes to back problems. There have been thousands of studies performed on this topic. No clear answer is available. At the heart o...

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