Volume 63, Issue 2 (12 2005)                   Tehran Univ Med J 2005, 63(2): 160-165 | Back to browse issues page

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Abdolahzadeh S M, Jafary M. Prevalence Of Low Back Pain In Bus Drivers. Tehran Univ Med J 2005; 63 (2) :160-165
URL: http://tumj.tums.ac.ir/article-1-1042-en.html
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Background: Drivers are exposed to whole body vibration, which shakes and strains the disks of the spine. A number of research studies have investigated possible association between driving and low back pain. Generally there studies have found significant results.

Materials and Methods: This prospective cross-sectional study was conducted among drivers in Tehran. We evaluated low back pain in 125 bus drivers and 115 non-drivers in the year 2001.

Results & Conclusions: Low back pain was more common in bus drivers (70.4%). Combination of long–term vibration exposure from driving, smoking and not exercising increased the chance of low back pain. There was a significant relation ship between bus driving and low back pain (P<0.05)

Keywords: bus driver
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