Low back pain in Norwegian helicopter aircrew.

  title={Low back pain in Norwegian helicopter aircrew.},
  author={Ole Bo Hansen and Anthony Sverre Wagstaff},
  journal={Aviation, space, and environmental medicine},
  volume={72 3},
The size and consequences of low back pain (LBP) in Norwegian helicopter aircrew has been investigated in a retrospective and prospective survey. With 50.5% reporting such pain in a 2-yr period, and Sea King aircrew reporting LBP on on almost half (49.3%) of the missions flown, the magnitude of the problem equals that reported from other air forces. Pilots reported LBP six times more often than other crewmembers and almost half (48.6%) felt the pain influenced the quality of work. This could… CONTINUE READING

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