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Date Posted02/05/2018

Lower Back Pain the Focus of Recently Published Study

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Low back pain is an increasingly badly managed condition globally and in Australia and according to a research series published in The Lancet,  X-rays and scans, opioids injections and surgeries to treat the condition are of little use.

Globally more than 540 million people are suffering from activity limiting low back pain and in Australia it is the leading cause of older Australians being kept out of the workforce.

In Australia alone 25% of people suffer from low back pain, so it’s a condition that needs urgent attention, especially in the construction industry given that the leading cause is manual handling, an activity that is prevalent in construction.

Read more at http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/04/study-series-low-back-pain-published/#.WtR8sJclHQU

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