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Common Neuromusculoskeletal Disorders

  • Kurt T. Hegmann
  • J. Steven Moore
Part of the Springer Series in Rehabilitation and Health book series (SSRH)

Abstract

Neuromusculoskeletal disorders have high rates of prevalence and in composite are the most common reason to seek medical treatment. They are also commonly encountered in the occupational setting even without taking into account the potential contribution of workplace factors. Many of these problems appear clinically as acute disorders with a typically acute onset of symptoms. However, the pathophysiology of the disorders would indicate a chronic degenerative process. Thus, they appear best classified as diseases rather than injuries. Epidemiologic studies defining many of these disorders as occupational in etiology are weak or absent. Nevertheless, the inability to perform work often is a primary motivator for seeking medical care from occupational health professionals.

Keywords

Rotator Cuff Median Nerve Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal Tunnel Ulnar Nerve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kurt T. Hegmann
    • 1
  • J. Steven Moore
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Preventive MedicineMedical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Nuclear Engineering, School of Rural Public HealthTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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