back injury

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back injury

injury to the back may affect the bones (vertebral column including the sacrum, also the ilium or the ribs), muscles and ligaments. Sport-related back injuries include fractures and damage from overuse, especially to the soft tissues. Mechanical and postural causes are common and a significant cause of morbidity in the general population. Damage may be prevented by attention to posture, flexibility, muscle strength and fitness. See also ankylosing spondylitis, intervertebral disc, spinal injury.
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She suffered serious head and back injuries in the smash which saw the engine of one car ripped out and thrown over 100 metres.
A MOTORIST suffered serious back injuries when his car hit a tree near Redditch.
Surprisingly, many people suffer from back injuries without even knowing it.
A rep said: "He was taken to New York Hospital Queens where he was treated for minor neck and back injuries.
It is unclear how far the man - who suffered neck and back injuries and was airlifted to Wansbeck hospital - fell from the crags.
Earlier I mentioned the statistical correlation between back injuries and instrumentalists who must play with no back support.
ARJO systems enhance patient care, while reducing the risk of staff back injuries, for a more efficient healthcare provider environment.
The health care field has the second-highest percentage of back injuries in the United States," he said.
In 2004, 205,000 women took time off work to recover from back injuries, and no doubt many more suffered in silence.
Movin' Out's leading dancer John Selya has had only a couple of back injuries during his varied career in ballet and on Broadway.
Occupational back injuries make up nearly a third of all workers' compensation claims payments, annually accounting for nearly 12 million lost work days and some 400,000 long-term disability claims.
state to ban hand weeding of most agricultural crops, a practice that can lead to crippling back injuries.