The influence of occupation on lumbar degeneration.

@article{Videman1999TheIO,
  title={The influence of occupation on lumbar degeneration.},
  author={Tapio Videman and Michele Crites Batti{\'e}},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1999},
  volume={24 11},
  pages={1164-8}
}
In many countries, back problems have been defined as occupational injuries. The belief underlying this injury model is that back symptoms are caused primarily by work-related mechanical factors that damage the structures of the spine, either through a single incident or repeated loading. Although the etiopathogenesis of degenerative findings in the disc and their relation to pain are poorly understood, changes in the disc are suspected of underlying many back symptoms. The focus of this… CONTINUE READING

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