Backpacking-induced paresthesias.

  title={Backpacking-induced paresthesias.},
  author={David R Boulware},
  journal={Wilderness & environmental medicine},
  volume={14 3},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the presence of numbness and paresthesias among long-distance backpackers on the Appalachian Trail. METHODS Backpackers who hiked a minimum of 7 days were interviewed while hiking. Following their hike, a written questionnaire was mailed to the participants that explored the incidence of injuries and illnesses among hikers. Paresthesias were defined as either numbness or "phantom, burning, or shooting pains." A case-control analysis of risk factors for paresthesias was… CONTINUE READING

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