22 August 2004

Ergonomic pain

This might interest those of the legal persuasion.
Ergonomic Pain Part 2: Differential Diagnosis and Management Considerations.
Abstract: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) can produce ergonomic pain in several different regions of the body, including the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, lumbar spine, knee, and ankle/foot. Each family of disorders is distinctive in presentation and requires diagnosis-specific interventions. Because of the complex nature of these disorders, management approaches may not always eliminate symptoms and or completely restore patient function to a level found prior to symptom onset. As a consequence, ergonomic measures should be implemented to reduce the overload on tissue and contribute to patient recovery. However, functional limits may persist and the clinician must make further decisions regarding a person's functional status in the chronic stages of the patient's care. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

Pain Practice, Jun2004, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p136, 27p
DOI: 10.1111/j.1533-2500.2004.04209.x; (AN 13229319)

Which reminds me, why can't Rutgers give a poor grad student an office chair which doesn't force him into some obscure yogic pose for office hours? Help, OSHA?

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