Is occupational low back pain on the rise?

  title={Is occupational low back pain on the rise?},
  author={Patrick L. Murphy and Ernest Volinn},
  volume={24 7},
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective analysis of back pain claim data from two sources, a workers' compensation provider and Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. The Workers' Compensation Provider claim data were examined over a 9-year period, 1987-1995, and the Washington claim data were examined over a 5-year period, 1991-1995. In addition, a third source of data, reports of back pain from the the Bureau of Labor Statistics, was examined over a 4-year period, 1992-1995. OBJECTIVES… CONTINUE READING

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