This study was designed to explain the effects of occupational factors, such as posture and manual lifting, on the incidence and persistence of chronic low back pain (CLBP).
It was concluded that occupational factors play a pivotal role in the incidence of CLBP. The study also identified that individual factors, such as demographics and lifestyle, are the main determinants of persistent of CLBP.
Esquirol Y, et al., Contribution of occupational factors to the incidence and persistence of chronic low back pain among workers: Results from the longitudinal VISAT study. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 01/24/2017