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Might more ZZZs or less fatigue help workers with pain from musculoskeletal disorders recover workability?

To be fatigued is to be more than tired, it’s to be sapped.  Fatigue, according to J Shen and colleagues, is that “overwhelming sense of tiredness, lack of energy and…exhaustion, associated with impaired physical and/or cognitive functioning”.  In fact, pain-related fatigue might not be primarily due to disturbed sleep. Experts have proposed that pain-related fatigue could be founded on a sense that the cost of...

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