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Mining Publication: Nature and Cost of Low Back Pain

Original creation date: January 1994

Image of publication Nature and Cost of Low Back Pain

Low back pain (LBP) represents a huge expense to the mining industry and to society as a whole. Any effort to control the problems associated with LBP requires an understanding of the nature of LBP. This review paper was written by the U.S. Bureau of Mines to describe the current state of knowledge regarding LBP - the causes, risk factors for LBP, effectiveness of treatments, recovery from back pain, and methods that can be used to help control the problem.

Authors: S Gallagher, CA Hamrick

NIOSH/USBM Numbered Publication - January 1994

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 10005494

In: Peters RH, ed. Improving Safety at Small Underground Mines. United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines SP 18-94, 1994; :37-43