Low back injury in industry: the value of a recovery program.

@article{McElligott1989LowBI,
  title={Low back injury in industry: the value of a recovery program.},
  author={Jacinta M McElligott and S J Miscovich and L. Peter Fielding},
  journal={Connecticut medicine},
  year={1989},
  volume={53 12},
  pages={711-5}
}
Low back pain is the most frequent chronic disabling condition in the United States in patients younger than 45 years, and it is the second largest cause of employee absenteeism. In this retrospective study involving extreme working conditions at an industrial plant, we found that 20% of all employees incurred a back injury (occupational and nonoccupational) during the 12-month study period, costing more than 5,000 days of work lost, and approximately $920,000. Based on these findings a three… CONTINUE READING