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Pain in the neck and upper limb is common and contributes greatly to absence due to sickness. Evidence is accumulating that factors such as prolonged abnormal posture and repetition contribute to these conditions. Psychosocial factors may also play a part and the relative importance of these is not yet known. Primary and secondary prevention trials are needed.

Original publication

DOI

10.1136/ard.2004.026484

Type

Journal article

Journal

Annals of the rheumatic diseases

Publication Date

08/2005

Volume

64

Pages

1112 - 1117

Addresses

Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Mayfield House, University of Brighton, Falmer, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 9PH, UK. k.walker-bone@bsms.ac.uk

Keywords

Humans, Musculoskeletal Diseases, Shoulder Pain, Tennis Elbow, Neck Pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Occupational Diseases, Cumulative Trauma Disorders, Occupational Exposure