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Setting: 78 patients (mean age 37 [+ or -] 10 years) with work-related low back pain of less than 3 weeks duration, presented to employee health outpatient clinics of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre, USA, and were randomly allocated to one of the above two groups.
Recent examinations of work-related low back pain have identified lifting and forceful movements, and repetitive or static, awkward body posture resulting from bending and twisting as the main contributing factors to the development of back weakness and injuries.
A recent study conducted by medical and healthcare professionals outside the chiropractic profession, "Health Maintenance Care in Work-Related Low Back Pain and Its Association with Disability Recurrence," (Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, April 2011, Vol.