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Document ID (ISN)105805
CIS number 06-1353
ISSN - Serial title 1287-7778 - PrÚvention BTP
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Barruyer C.
Title Discal hernias: Avoiding certain movements, reinforcing certain muscles
Original title Hernie discale: des gestes Ó Úviter, des muscles Ó renforcer [in French]
Bibliographic information Apr. 2006, No.84, p.52-54. Illus.
Abstract Discal hernias are frequent in the building and construction sector, particularly among workers who frequently carry out manual handling tasks. While recourse to surgery is sometimes unavoidable, medical treatment includes painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs, physiotherapy and wearing an orthopaedic corset. This article discusses the diagnosis and medical treatment of discal hernias and describes work postures to be adopted or avoided to reduce the risk.
Descriptors (primary) hernia; construction industry; disc lesions; lumbar column
Descriptors (secondary) work posture; diagnosis; physiotherapy; medical treatment; manual handling
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Gastrointestinal diseases
Construction industry and civil engineering
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system