|Document ID (ISN)||105805|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1287-7778 - PrÚvention BTP
|Convention or series no.
||Discal hernias: Avoiding certain movements, reinforcing certain muscles
||Hernie discale: des gestes Ó Úviter, des muscles Ó renforcer [in French]|
||Apr. 2006, No.84, p.52-54. Illus.
||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.
||hernia; construction industry; disc lesions; lumbar column
||work posture; diagnosis; physiotherapy; medical treatment; manual handling
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Construction industry and civil engineering
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system