Low back pain in policemen


Beyaz E. A., KETENCİ A.

AGRI-THE JOURNAL OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF ALGOLOGY, vol.22, no.1, pp.1-6, 2010 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Name: AGRI-THE JOURNAL OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF ALGOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-6
  • Keywords: Occupational low back pain, risk factors, policeman
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Low back pain has been investigated epidemiologically for many years, and its incidence in different occupations has been studied. There are well-established clinical guidelines for the management of low back pain, but these provide limited guidance on occupational aspects. In view of the risky physical demands and psychosocial features of police work, policemen are at risk for low back pain. In this review, occupational low back pain and therapeutic approaches in policemen were investigated.