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What’s the worse job for back and neck pain; TRUCK DRIVING. This may surprise many people who thought that jobs involving lifting or hard labour would be the worse. The problems with truck driving, in particular long distance truck driving are a combination of the worse things for your back. The worst of all is prolonged sitting.
Yes it’s that time of year again when students throughout Western Australia are hitting the books hard and sitting through long stressful exams. It’s hardly surprising, that so many of them get headaches, back and neck pain.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is a difficult condition to describe as the symptoms are variable. TOS is caused by compression of the nerves and/or blood vessels as they leave the neck to enter the upper limb.
Whiplash is the term used to describe injuries caused by the sudden change of direction of the movement of the head. This is most commonly seen in Car Accidents, but can also occur in other situations.
The term “wry neck” describes a condition whereby the neck suddenly becomes stiff and painful. Turning the head to the side (usually one side more than the other) and looking up can cause a severe “catching” pain.