Publisher description for The working back : a systems approach to understanding how work influences low back pain / William S. Marras.


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Previous books on the topic focus primarily on what causes low back pain and explains it anatomically. This book will instead focus on how to prevent back pain in the workplace, and inform those most susceptible to it. The book is designed to be appealing to non-researchers._The book is written at a level that should be easily understandable by anyone with a bachelor’s degree. While many figures and graphs will be used to enhance understanding of concepts, technical details and equations are used sparingly, and then only when absolutely necessary. Occupational low back pain is an enormous problem resulting in bankruptcy of many American companies, together with a huge social cost to workers and their families. Readers will no doubt be interested in Professor Marras’ unique evidence and views in helping to address this huge problem.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Backache -- Etiology.
Backache -- Risk factors.
Occupational diseases.
Human engineering.
Low Back Pain -- prevention & control.
Occupational Diseases -- prevention & control.
Biomechanics.
Ergometry.