[Lower back pain in truck drivers working in plateau areas and its prevention].Zhonghua Lao Dong Wei Sheng Zhi Ye Bing Za Zhi. 2002 Feb; 20(1):1-4.ZL
To investigate the epidemiological characteristics of lower back pain of truck drivers in plateau areas with an analysis of the causes and evaluated the effects of the protective measures.
The self-reported lower back symptom was investigated by questionnaire in 1,132 male drivers in plateau areas. Vibration of the driver lumbar back was measured real time with or without wearing corset. Study the effect of the special corset for drivers and the massage on back by self-control design of big sample intervention experiments.
The prevalence of lower back pain of drivers in plateau areas was 86.1%. High level of its prevalence is due to many factors. Special corset for drivers and massage on back by themselves can reduce the degree of the pain.
Driving in plateau areas is a special occupational work with high level of prevalence of lower back pain which can be prevented.