Low Back Pain & Reverse Ergonomics: Fit the Person to the Job?

Evolving ergonomics? McGill SM. Ergonomics. 2009 Jan;52(1):80-6. Abstract The theme developed in this position paper follows the current evolution of injury prevention in the backs of workers. Job change or ‘fitting the task to the person’ has come far, but will probably not result in zero injury rates. This is because the cause of injury … Read more

Decreasing Low Back Pain While Driving

Seat inclination, use of lumbar support and low-back pain of taxi drivers. Scand J Work Environ Health. 2005 Aug;31(4):258-65. Chen JC, Dennerlein JT, Chang CC, Chang WR, Christiani DC. Abstract OBJECTIVES: Epidemiologic evidence supporting optimal seating is limited and inconsistent. This cross-sectional study was conducted to examine the association between seat inclination, use of lumbar … Read more

Preventing Low Back Pain on Airline Flights

Lessons from this study make up what I think is about a third of the solution to effectively treating low back pain preventing future episodes of back pain.  That is, to avoid prolonged damaging posture particularly in spine flexion. Using a pneumatic support to correct sitting posture for prolonged periods: a study using airline seats. Ergonomics. … Read more