A prospective study evaluating early rehabilitation in preventing back pain chronicity in mine workers.

@article{Ryan1995APS,
  title={A prospective study evaluating early rehabilitation in preventing back pain chronicity in mine workers.},
  author={Williarn E. Ryan and Moorthy K V Krishna and Cheryl E. Swanson},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1995},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={489-91}
}
STUDY DESIGN This was a prospective study. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the results of education and early rehabilitation in the prevention of back pain chronicity in coal mine workers. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA A new mine was established in central Queensland, Australia. Preventing chronicity is important in the treatment of back pain in the industrial setting, because back pain is often refractory to treatment. Back pain patients also constitute the majority of compensation claims. METHODS A… CONTINUE READING