Accession Number : ADA182207

Title :   Back Pain in Helicopter Aircrew: A Literature Review,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE AND CIVIL INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE DOWNSVIEW (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Bowden,Timothy

Report Date : MAY 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Back pain in helicopter aircrew has been reported by the armed services of many countries. The problem is compared to the similar phenomenon of back pain in civilian industrial groups, particularly drivers and helicopter aircrew, posture and vibration exposure have been identified as causes of the back pain. The significance of these factor, and the mechanisms that relate them to the discomfort, and possible solutions are discussed. Keywords: aviation medicine, stress (Physiology), Reprints.

Descriptors :   *SPINAL COLUMN, *STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), PILOTS, POSTURE(PHYSIOLOGY), AVIATION MEDICINE, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, EXPOSURE(GENERAL), FLIGHT CREWS, HELICOPTERS, INDUSTRIES, LITERATURE SURVEYS, PAIN, PHYSIOLOGY, REPRINTS, VIBRATION

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE