back injuries

Summary

Summary: General or unspecified injuries to the posterior part of the trunk. It includes injuries to the muscles of the back.

Top Publications

  1. Charney W, Simmons B, Lary M, Metz S. Zero lift programs in small rural hospitals in Washington state: reducing back injuries among health care workers. AAOHN J. 2006;54:355-8 pubmed
    In Washington State, health care workers have the highest rate of compensable back injuries. Washington Hospital Services, a self-insured workers' compensation program, implemented a zero lift program in 31 of its 38 hospitals...
  2. Cholewicki J, Greene H, Polzhofer G, Galloway M, Shah R, Radebold A. Neuromuscular function in athletes following recovery from a recent acute low back injury. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2002;32:568-75 pubmed
    ..Observational case control design...
  3. Bidassie B, McGlothlin J, Mena I, Duffy V, Barany J. Evaluation of lifestyle risk factors and job status associated with back injuries among employees at a mid-western university. Appl Ergon. 2010;41:106-14 pubmed publisher
    For decades the literature has shown an association between work-related risk factors and back injuries among employees...
  4. Franklin G, Stover B, Turner J, Fulton Kehoe D, Wickizer T. Early opioid prescription and subsequent disability among workers with back injuries: the Disability Risk Identification Study Cohort. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2008;33:199-204 pubmed publisher
    ..Prospective, population-based cohort study...
  5. Turner J, Fulton Kehoe D, Franklin G, Wickizer T, Wu R. Comparison of the Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire and generic health status measures: a population-based study of workers' compensation back injury claimants. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2003;28:1061-7; discussion 1067 pubmed
    ..Workers' compensation back injury claimants completed baseline and follow-up telephone interviews in a prospective population-based cohort study...
  6. Silfies S, Cholewicki J, Reeves N, Greene H. Lumbar position sense and the risk of low back injuries in college athletes: a prospective cohort study. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2007;8:129 pubmed publisher
    ..We hypothesized that athletes with a history of low back injury (LBI) would demonstrate poorer lumbar position sense (PS) than athletes without a history of LBI, and that this deficit would be a risk factor for future LBI...
  7. Low J, Lai R, Connaughton P. Back injuries--getting injured workers back to work. Aust Fam Physician. 2006;35:940-4 pubmed
    ..Back problems are the seventh most common reason for seeking care in general practice in Australia. Despite medical advances, chronic disability from back pain is a major contributor to the burden of disease in society today...
  8. Cholewicki J, Silfies S, Shah R, Greene H, Reeves N, Alvi K, et al. Delayed trunk muscle reflex responses increase the risk of low back injuries. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2005;30:2614-20 pubmed
    ..Prospective observational study with a 2- to 3-year follow-up...
  9. Turner J, Franklin G, Fulton Kehoe D, Sheppard L, Stover B, Wu R, et al. ISSLS prize winner: early predictors of chronic work disability: a prospective, population-based study of workers with back injuries. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2008;33:2809-18 pubmed publisher
    ..Prospective population-based cohort study...

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  1. Lipscomb H, Cameron W, Silverstein B. Incident and recurrent back injuries among union carpenters. Occup Environ Med. 2008;65:827-34 pubmed publisher
    To describe incident and recurrent work-related back injuries among union carpenters, describe the hazard function for each and associated risk factors, and explore predictors of subsequent musculoskeletal back injury based on different ..
  2. Gianotti S, Hume P, Hopkins W, Harawira J, Truman R. Interim evaluation of the effect of a new scrum law on neck and back injuries in rugby union. Br J Sports Med. 2008;42:427-30 pubmed publisher
    ..In New Zealand the new law was included in RugbySmart, an annual compulsory workshop for coaches and referees...
  3. Lipscomb H, Cameron W, Silverstein B. Back injuries among union carpenters in Washington State, 1989-2003. Am J Ind Med. 2008;51:463-74 pubmed publisher
  4. Chen C, Hogg Johnson S, Smith P. The recovery patterns of back pain among workers with compensated occupational back injuries. Occup Environ Med. 2007;64:534-40 pubmed
    To investigate the longitudinal patterns of recovery among workers with compensated occupational back injuries.
  5. Tait R, Chibnall J. Factor structure of the pain disability index in workers compensation claimants with low back injuries. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2005;86:1141-6 pubmed
    ..To examine the factor structure of a telephone-administered Pain Disability Index (PDI) and the effects of race and sex on the PDI...
  6. Waicus K, Smith B. Back injuries in the pediatric athlete. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2002;1:52-8 pubmed
    ..Health professionals need to consider the expertise of a local radiologist when deciding upon diagnostic imaging procedures. The athlete's age and sport played can contribute to the appropriate treatment plan...
  7. Mitchell R, Carmen G. Results of a multicenter trial using an intensive active exercise program for the treatment of acute soft tissue and back injuries. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1990;15:514-21 pubmed
    Dissatisfaction with current nonsurgical treatment of acute soft tissue and back injuries initiated a search for more effective treatment. A multicenter trial, involving 12 clinics, treated 1,072 patients...
  8. Hazard R, Haugh L, Reid S, Preble J, Macdonald L. Early prediction of chronic disability after occupational low back injury. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1996;21:945-51 pubmed
    ..An inception cohort design was used to study a consecutive sample of back-injured workers...
  9. Gluck J, Oleinick A. Claim rates of compensable back injuries by age, gender, occupation, and industry. Do they relate to return-to-work experience?. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1998;23:1572-87 pubmed
    A retrospective cohort study of Michigan workers' compensation cases involving back injuries in 1986 and 1987 with incidence and outcome data.
  10. Hunter S, Shaha S, Flint D, Tracy D. Predicting return to work. A long-term follow-up study of railroad workers after low back injuries. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1998;23:2319-28 pubmed
    ..Evaluation of the long-term outcomes of 178 railroad employees with low back injury who had completed a multidisciplinary rehabilitation program...
  11. Pransky G, Benjamin K, Hill Fotouhi C, Himmelstein J, Fletcher K, Katz J, et al. Outcomes in work-related upper extremity and low back injuries: results of a retrospective study. Am J Ind Med. 2000;37:400-9 pubmed
    ..This study was intended to provide information on a sample of workers representing a range of jobs and employers typical of the workers compensation system...
  12. Greene H, Cholewicki J, Galloway M, Nguyen C, Radebold A. A history of low back injury is a risk factor for recurrent back injuries in varsity athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2001;29:795-800 pubmed
    ..They may be congenital or a result of insufficient recovery time after the first low back injury episode...
  13. Myers D, Silverstein B, Nelson N. Predictors of shoulder and back injuries in nursing home workers: a prospective study. Am J Ind Med. 2002;41:466-76 pubmed
    ..Incidence, severity, and cost of non-traumatic soft tissue musculoskeletal disorders in the nursing home industry in Washington State are quite high...
  14. Abenhaim L, Rossignol M, Gobeille D, Bonvalot Y, Fines P, Scott S. The prognostic consequences in the making of the initial medical diagnosis of work-related back injuries. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1995;20:791-5 pubmed
    ..A cohort of 1848 workers, representative of all sectors of industry, who were compensated for a low back injury in 1988 but not in the previous 2 years, was followed over 24 months...
  15. Reimer D, Halbrook B, Dreyfuss P, Tibiletti C. A novel approach to preemployment worker fitness evaluations in a material-handling industry. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1994;19:2026-32 pubmed
    ..Implementation of the program began in March 1990 and as of September 10, 1993, 1100 prospective employees have been tested...
  16. Mitchell R, Carmen G. The functional restoration approach to the treatment of chronic pain in patients with soft tissue and back injuries. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1994;19:633-42 pubmed
    ..Using the difference in total costs as a measure of relative success, back injuries had better results than other injuries in this study.
  17. Crook J, Milner R, Schultz I, Stringer B. Determinants of occupational disability following a low back injury: a critical review of the literature. J Occup Rehabil. 2002;12:277-95 pubmed
    ..Most studies compartmentalized the factors they considered. What is needed is a comprehensive multivariate biopsychosocial job-related model of work disability...
  18. Volinn E, Van Koevering D, Loeser J. Back sprain in industry. The role of socioeconomic factors in chronicity. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1991;16:542-8 pubmed
    ..In addition, the Nam-Powers Socioeconomic Index is significant for men. Wage compensation ratio cannot be shown to be a factor in chronicity...
  19. Fransen M, Woodward M, Norton R, Coggan C, Dawe M, Sheridan N. Risk factors associated with the transition from acute to chronic occupational back pain. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2002;27:92-8 pubmed
    ..Information obtained at the time of the initial claim was linked to compensation status (still claiming or not claiming) 3 months later...
  20. Schulz M, Grzywacz J, Chen H, Mora D, Arcury T, Marin A, et al. Upper body musculoskeletal symptoms of Latino poultry processing workers and a comparison group of Latino manual workers. Am J Ind Med. 2013;56:197-205 pubmed publisher
    ..These job features are common in poultry processing, an industry that relies on Latino immigrants. Few studies document the symptom burden of immigrant Latinos employed in poultry processing or other manual jobs...
  21. Koehoorn M, Xu F, Village J, Trask C, Teschke K. Back injury trajectories in heavy industries: defining outcomes for epidemiological research. J Occup Environ Med. 2010;52:908-12 pubmed publisher
    ..To propose an incidence definition of back injury for epidemiologic studies using health care contacts...
  22. Plamondon A, Delisle A, Trimble K, Desjardins P, Rickwood T. Manual materials handling in mining: the effect of rod heights and foot positions when lifting "in-the-hole" drill rods. Appl Ergon. 2006;37:709-18 pubmed
    ..Finally, the asymmetrical lifting component was found to be the most negative aspect of lifting an ITH drill rod compared to a standard symmetrical lift (NIOSH)...
  23. Morse T, Fekieta R, Rubenstein H, Warren N, Alexander D, Wawzyniecki P. "Doing the heavy lifting: health care workers take back their backs". New Solut. 2008;18:207-19 pubmed publisher
    ..for health care workers is described that provides knowledge about the 1) Scope of the current problem of back injuries in health care, 2) Costs of injuries, both to workers and to the hospital, 3) Elements of a safe patient-..
  24. Pedersen B, Hannerz H, Tuchsen F, Mikkelsen K, Dyreborg J. Industry and injury related hospital contacts: a follow-up study of injuries among working men in Denmark. J Occup Health. 2010;52:147-54 pubmed
    ..To estimate proportions of injuries that are attributable to the work environment (excess fractions) among economically active men and to identify industries associated with an elevated injury risk...
  25. Krause N, Rugulies R, Ragland D, Syme S. Physical workload, ergonomic problems, and incidence of low back injury: a 7.5-year prospective study of San Francisco transit operators. Am J Ind Med. 2004;46:570-85 pubmed
    ..The etiologic role of biomechanical factors for low back injury (LBI) needs to be confirmed in prospective studies that control for psychosocial factors...
  26. Ju Y, Cheng H, Hsieh Y, Fu L. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders in athletic trainer. J Occup Rehabil. 2011;21:190-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Further research examining safe patient handling ergonomics, proper equipment in the context of athletic training and professional development strategies must be pursued...
  27. Cappell M. Accidental occupational injuries to endoscopy personnel in a high-volume endoscopy suite during the last decade: mechanisms, workplace hazards, and proposed remediation. Dig Dis Sci. 2011;56:479-87 pubmed publisher
    ..Scant data exist about accidental occupational injuries in endoscopy suites. This work systematically analyzes injuries, identifies workplace hazards, and proposes hazard remediation to potentially reduce risks...
  28. Fragala G, Bailey L. Addressing occupational strains and sprains: musculoskeletal injuries in hospitals. AAOHN J. 2003;51:252-9 pubmed
    ..Current and future innovations will provide improvements resulting in outcomes from which everyone will benefit. These benefits include a higher quality of work life for health care workers and an improved quality of care for patients...
  29. Selander J, Marnetoft S, Bergroth A, Ekholm J. Return to work following vocational rehabilitation for neck, back and shoulder problems: risk factors reviewed. Disabil Rehabil. 2002;24:704-12 pubmed
    ..The present aim was an overview of factors associated with return to work following vocational rehabilitation for problems in the neck, back, and shoulders...
  30. Chang G, Paz D, Dwek J, Chung C. Lower extremity overuse injuries in pediatric athletes: clinical presentation, imaging findings, and treatment. Clin Imaging. 2013;37:836-46 pubmed publisher
  31. Espinoza K. What is a safe lift?. Occup Health Saf. 2013;82:14, 16, 18 pubmed
    ..quot;Easy Ergonomics" can be obtained by calling Cal/OSHA's education and training unit in Sacramento at 800-963-9424. A free copy can be obtained via www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/puborder.asp...
  32. Clark K. Customer satisfaction and workplace safety. Home Healthc Nurse. 2003;21:126-7 pubmed
  33. Asplund C, Ross M. Core stability and bicycling. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2010;9:155-60 pubmed publisher
    ..Core exercises also may enhance recovery from intense bicycling efforts. Simple stability exercises can improve performance and may prevent injuries in bicyclists...
  34. Friese G, Owsley K. Backbreaking work. What you need to know about lifting and back safety in EMS. EMS Mag. 2008;37:63-5, 68-72 pubmed
    ..Nearly every patient contact involves lifting and carrying equipment and patients, which applies forces that can potentially injure your back. In this article, we explore lifting and back safety for EMS providers...
  35. Bazrgari B, Shirazi Adl A, Arjmand N. Analysis of squat and stoop dynamic liftings: muscle forces and internal spinal loads. Eur Spine J. 2007;16:687-99 pubmed
    Despite the well-recognized role of lifting in back injuries, the relative biomechanical merits of squat versus stoop lifting remain controversial...
  36. Nelson A, Fragala G, Menzel N. Myths and facts about back injuries in nursing. Am J Nurs. 2003;103:32-40; 41 quiz pubmed
  37. Maceda M. Nurses and preventable back injuries. Am J Crit Care. 2004;13:13; discussion 15 pubmed
  38. Griffith R, Stevens M. Legal requirements for safe handling in community care. Br J Community Nurs. 2004;9:211-5 pubmed
    ..Andrea would like to refuse to manually lift the patient but decides to check the legal position first...
  39. Kazemi M, Pieter W. Injuries at the Canadian National Tae Kwon Do Championships: a prospective study. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2004;5:22 pubmed
    ..The purpose of this prospective study was to assess the injury rates in male and female adult Canadian Taekwondo athletes relative to total number of injuries, type and body part injured...
  40. Germerott T, Jänisch S, Tröger H, Gunther D. [Homicide by bow and arrow]. Arch Kriminol. 2010;225:181-7 pubmed
    ..Based on this homicide, we discuss the characteristics of the lesion caused by broadhead arrows and field-tip arrows. We look critically at the free saleability of this equipment mostly used for sport shooting in Germany...
  41. Izambert O, Mitton D, Thourot M, Lavaste F. Dynamic stiffness and damping of human intervertebral disc using axial oscillatory displacement under a free mass system. Eur Spine J. 2003;12:562-6 pubmed
    ..7 Hz. These dynamic characteristics of the intervertebral disc could be used in a three-dimensional finite elements model of the human body to study its response to vibration in the driving position...
  42. Chen D, Liao J, Liu S, Chan E. Novel biodegradable sandwich-structured nanofibrous drug-eluting membranes for repair of infected wounds: an in vitro and in vivo study. Int J Nanomedicine. 2012;7:763-71 pubmed publisher
    ..The purpose of this study was to develop novel sandwich-structured nanofibrous membranes to provide sustained-release delivery of vancomycin, gentamicin, and lidocaine for repair of infected wounds...
  43. Wojcik S, Kidd P, Parshall M, Struttmann T. Performance and evaluation of small construction safety training simulations. Occup Med (Lond). 2003;53:279-86 pubmed
    ..Back- and fall-related injuries occur frequently in construction and are costly in terms of workers' compensation claims and lost productivity. Interventions are needed that address the susceptibility to these injuries...
  44. Lee P, Lee E, Hayes W. The ratio of thoracic to lumbar compression force is posture dependent. Ergonomics. 2013;56:832-41 pubmed publisher
    ..The ratio of thoracic and lumbar compression increased during upright postures and decreased in flexed postures, indicating that upright postures may pose a greater risk of injury to the thoracic spine than to the lumbar spine...
  45. Johnson C, Demass Martin S, Markle Elder S. A national solution to patient handling injuries. Am J Nurs. 2007;107:73-5 pubmed
  46. Cole M, Grimshaw P. The Biomechanics of the Modern Golf Swing: Implications for Lower Back Injuries. Sports Med. 2016;46:339-51 pubmed publisher
    ..supports a link between the repeated performance of the golf swing and the development of golf-related low back injuries. Of the complaints reported by golfers, low back injuries continue to be the most prevalent, but the mechanism ..
  47. Subramanian A, Desai A, Prakash L, Mital A, Mital A. Changing trends in US injury profiles: revisiting non-fatal occupational injury statistics. J Occup Rehabil. 2006;16:123-55 pubmed
    ..The reasons for this decline are discussed in this paper...
  48. Lipscomb H, Dement J, Silverstein B, Kucera K, Cameron W. Health care utilization for musculoskeletal back disorders, Washington State union carpenters, 1989-2003. J Occup Environ Med. 2009;51:604-11 pubmed publisher
    ..Private health care utilization rates for musculoskeletal back disorders were contrasted to rates of work-related injuries or disorders for a large cohort of union carpenters over a 15-year period...
  49. Bigos S, Holland J, Holland C, Webster J, Battie M, Malmgren J. High-quality controlled trials on preventing episodes of back problems: systematic literature review in working-age adults. Spine J. 2009;9:147-68 pubmed publisher
    ..Back problems (BPs), with their cost and disability, are a substantial burden for individuals, employers, and society...
  50. Kay K, Glass N. Debunking the manual handling myth: an investigation of manual handling knowledge and practices in the Australian private health sector. Int J Nurs Pract. 2011;17:231-7 pubmed publisher
    ..It informs the development of future implementation strategies, and provides a contributory explanation for the limited application of recommended practices after training completion...
  51. Stretch R. Cricket injuries: a longitudinal study of the nature of injuries to South African cricketers. Br J Sports Med. 2003;37:250-3; discussion 253 pubmed
    ..To determine the incidence and nature of injuries sustained by elite cricketers during a three season period in order to identify possible injury patterns...
  52. Mroz T, Carlini A, Archer K, Wegener S, Hoolachan J, Stiers W, et al. Frequency and cost of claims by injury type from a state workers' compensation fund from 1998 through 2008. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014;95:1048-1054.e6 pubmed publisher
    ..To determine which work-related injuries are the most frequent and costly...
  53. v d Luft E, Luft G. The orthopedic repercussions of backpacks. Orthopedics. 2006;29:669 pubmed