Can lack of physical activity lead to back pain among school teachers?
What is it about?
This ‘naturalistic’ study confirms that the pain in cervical and lumbar spine area represents a serious occupational problem in majority of school teachers. Moreover, a limited physical activity leads to more frequent back pain, especially in older teachers.
Why is it important?
Increase in disability due to the low back pain (LBP) has a negative impact on individual functional status and employment, especially in female teachers. Therefore an emphasis on prevention and application of ergonomic principles in the workplace are crucial.
The following have contributed to this page: Katarzyna Rygiel and Andrzej Knapik