Neck disorders among construction workers: understanding the physical loads on the cervical spine during static lifting tasks.

@article{Nimbarte2010NeckDA,
  title={Neck disorders among construction workers: understanding the physical loads on the cervical spine during static lifting tasks.},
  author={Ashish D. Nimbarte and Fereydoun Aghazadeh and Laura H. Ikuma and Craig M. Harvey},
  journal={Industrial health},
  year={2010},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={145-53}
}
In this study a common yet very strenuous construction work activity, was evaluated biomechanically by studying electromyography (EMG) of the major neck muscles. The muscles studied were the sternocleidomastoid and the upper trapezius. Fifteen healthy participants (10 males and 5 females) with no history of musculoskeletal abnormalities participated in this study. The participants lifted 25%, 50%, and 75% of their maximum shoulder height static strength at neutral, maximally flexed, and… CONTINUE READING
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