Low back pain is a highly prevalent—and costly—problem among
workers. Dr van Poppel and colleaguesArticle randomized work groups at a Dutch airline
company to lumbar support and back education, each intervention alone, or
no intervention. Neither intervention, whether separately or together, was
effective in preventing low back injuries. In a related editorial, Dr DillinghamArticle says studying prevention of back pain in the workplace should be a top priority
for occupational health research.
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