Study published in SPINE Volume 38, Number 11, pp 953–964 ©2013, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Early Predictors of Lumbar Spine Surgery After Occupational Back Injury: Results From a Prospective Study of Workers in Washington State by Benjamin J. Keeney , PhD , Deborah Fulton-Kehoe , PhD, MPH , Judith A. Turner , PhD , Thomas M. Wickizer , PhD , Kwun Chuen Gary Chan , PhD ,and Gary M. Franklin , MD, MPH.
The personal and national costs of early retirement because of spinal disorders: Professor Deborah Schofield, University of Sydney’s Chair of Health Economics, published in Spine September 2012 (and see also earlier studies by Schofield on Labour Force Participation and the Impact of Back Problems on Retirement Wealth)
The latest Global Burden of Disease study (WHO) finds, in Australia, heart disease, low back pain and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are the top three causes of premature death and years lost to disability.
Alcantara, J., J. Ohm, and D. Kunz, The Safety and Effectiveness of Pediatric Chiropractic: A Survey of Chiropractors and Parents in a Practice-Based Research Network. Explore (New York, N.Y.), 2009. 5(5): p. 290-295.
Hawk, C., et al., Chiropractic Care for Nonmusculoskeletal Conditions: A Systematic Review with Implications for Whole Systems Research. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 2007. 13(5): p. 491-512.
Miller, J.E. and K. Benfield, Adverse Effects of Spinal Manipulative Therapy in Children Younger Than 3 Years: A Retrospective Study in a Chiropractic Teaching Clinic. Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics, 2008. 31(6): p. 419-423.
French S, D., Charity M.J, Forsdike K., Gunn J.M., Polus B.I., Walker B.F., Chondros P., Britt H.C, Chiropractic Obervation and Analysis Study (COAST): providing an understanding of current Chiropractic practice. The Medical Journal of Australia, 2013. 199(10): p. 5.
“The impact of back problems on retirement wealth,” by D. Schofield, S. Kelly, R. Shrestha, E. Callander, M. Passey, R. Percival (DOI: 10.1016/j.pain.2011.10.018). It appears in PAIN®, Volume 153, Issue 1 (January 2012) published by Elsevier.
Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2006). Musculoskeletal Conditions in Australia: A Snapshot, 2004-05. (No. 4823.0.55.001). Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.
AIHW (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) (2005). Arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions. Canberra: AIHW
Ramos, E et al, 2005, Children’s computer usage: Are they at risk of developing repetitive strain injury?, Work (25), pp. 143-154.
Oswald, C, 2013, Texting and Video game use: Tendinitis Tenosynovitis and Arthritis risk to children and teens, http://www.musclecare.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Texting-and-video-game-use.pdf
Sitting Time and All-Cause Mortality Risk in 222,497 Australian Adults – van der Ploeh H, Chey T, Korda R, Banks E, Bauman A, Arch Intern Med
AIHW life expectancy. Table 1: Life expectancy (expected age at death in years) at different ages by sex, 1901–1910, 1960–1962 and 2010–2012. https://www.aihw.gov.au/deaths/life-expectancy/
Australian Bureau of Statistics Australian Health Survey: First Results : 2011-2012 http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/034947E844F25207CA257AA30014BDC7?opendocument
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Chronic Pain – A major issue in rural Australia - Australian Pain, National Rural Health Alliance, October 2013. www.apsoc.org.au/PDF/Publications/nrha-factsheet-pain_OCT13.pdf