Neck pain and related disability in helicopter pilots: A survey of prevalence and risk factors.

@article{Ang2006NeckPA,
  title={Neck pain and related disability in helicopter pilots: A survey of prevalence and risk factors.},
  author={Bj{\"o}rn Olov Ang and Karin Harms-Ringdahl},
  journal={Aviation, space, and environmental medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={77 7},
  pages={713-9}
}
INTRODUCTION Today's demands on helicopter missions-often using helmet-mounted visual technology-place much physical stress on the cervical spine. The objective of the present analytical survey was to estimate the prevalence of, and associated risk factors for, helicopter pilots' neck pain and related disability. METHODS There were 127 Swedish helicopter pilots consecutively enrolled for the study who completed a structured questionnaire during their regular medical health checkups. The… CONTINUE READING

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