Low back pain: considerations for rotary-wing aircrew.

@article{Gaydos2012LowBP,
  title={Low back pain: considerations for rotary-wing aircrew.},
  author={Steven John Gaydos},
  journal={Aviation, space, and environmental medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={83 9},
  pages={
          879-89
        }
}
Low back pain remains a significant issue among helicopter aircrew. There is a considerable body of scientific literature devoted to the problem, including epidemiologic and experimental studies addressing prevalence, characteristics, primary etiology, and contributing factors. It is endemic and multinational, with a prevalence ranging from 50-92%. Archetypal pain begins with flight or within hours of flight, is mostly targeted in the low back/lumbar region and/or buttocks, is transient, and is… CONTINUE READING
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