This article reviews the possibilities of spinal shrinkage in ergonomic evaluation of working situations.
Because long-term health effects due to spinal loading are difficult to assess, short-term effects of spinal loading, such as spinal shrinkage, are used to obtain insinght in the workload and its consequences, based on an assumed predictive value regarding health effects.
The mechanism underlying spinal shrinkage (i.e., loss of motion segment height) and its possible relationship to low back pain, the way in which spinal shrinkage has been measured in vivo, and some results of in vivo studies are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Lombalgie, Rachis pathologie, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rachis lombaire, Exploration, Exposition professionnelle, Prévention, Homme, Biomécanique, Ergonomie, Charge
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Low back pain, Disease of the spine, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Lumbar spine, Exploration, Occupational exposure, Prevention, Human, Biomechanics, Ergonomics, Load
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