Potential risk factors for new onset of back pain disability in Japanese workers: findings from the Japan epidemiological research of occupation-related back pain study.

@article{Matsudaira2012PotentialRF,
  title={Potential risk factors for new onset of back pain disability in Japanese workers: findings from the Japan epidemiological research of occupation-related back pain study.},
  author={Ko Matsudaira and Hiroaki Konishi and Kota Miyoshi and Tatsuya Isomura and Katsushi Takeshita and Nobuhiro Hara and Koji Yamada and Hideto Machida},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2012},
  volume={37 15},
  pages={1324-33}
}
STUDY DESIGN Two-year, prospective cohort data from the Japan epidemiological research of occupation-related back pain study were used for this analysis. OBJECTIVE To examine the association between a new onset of low back pain (LBP) with disability and potential risk factors among initially symptom-free Japanese workers. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Despite strong evidence that psychosocial issues may influence LBP onset among symptom-free persons, these and other LBP risk factors have not… CONTINUE READING

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