BACK PAIN IN HELICOPTER AIRCREW: A LITERATURE REVIEW

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Authors
  1. Bowden, T.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Back pain in helicopter aircrew has been reported by the armed services of many countries. The problem is compared to the similar phenomenon of back pain in civilian industrial groups, particularly drivers and the operators of heavy equipment. In both drivers and helicopter aircrew, posture and vibration exposure have been identified as causes of the back pain. The significance of these factors, and the mechanisms that relate them to the discomfort, and possible solutions are discussed.
Report Number
DCIEM-87-P-03 — Reprint
Date of publication
01 Jan 1987
Number of Pages
7
Reprinted from
Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine, no 58, 1987, p 461-467
DSTKIM No
87-02795
CANDIS No
51603
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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